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Box Jumps

Knee Strengthening Exercise

Physical Therapy Videos Put Together By Real Orthopedic Specialists To Help You Recover And Stay Injury-Free.

Strengthen The Muscles That Move The Knees And Hips.


This is a dynamic exercise intended to strengthen the muscles that move the knees and hips.

The ligaments of the knee provide the joint with much of its stability. When one or more of those ligaments are damaged, that stability may be compromised. Bauerfeind’s GenuTrain S knee brace can provide support to enhance stability after knee ligament injury. The hinged side splints in the GenuTrain S, combined with medical-grade compression, can help support the knee and reduce pain and swelling during recovery.

For this exercise you will need a sturdy box, bench, stool or similar platform measuring at least 12″ in height. Begin standing upright with feet spread hip-width apart while facing the box. Now jump up onto the box by bending at the hips and knees. Keep your hips and knees bent while landing, this will ensure a soft and quiet landing that will absorb the force of impact. Ensure that your knees remain over your ankles and behind your toes at landing. Step down an repeat as your ability allows. Rest between sets as needed.

GenuTrain® S Knee Support

  • Three-dimensional fabric - Automatically conforms to the body’s natural shape for ideal fit and optimal joint stabilization.
  • Adjustable straps - Lets you control the amount of pressure, for a better fit and just the right amount of support.
  • Joint side bars - Straps connect directly to side bars for superior stability in the knee and surrounding area.
  • Viscoelastic pads - with a massage effect during movement
  • Machine washable

This information is provided for general information purposes and should not be relied on as a substitute for medical advice, evaluation or care from a qualified and licensed health care provider. The information contained here is not to be considered a plan of care of physical therapy.