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Prehab 121 Knee Rehabilitation Protocol Workshop

Course Overview


The Prehab 121 Knee Rehabilitation workshop objective is to up skill and educate Healthcare professionals, Physiotherapist, Strength and Conditioning Coach & Trainers in the field of exercise prescription and rehabilitation programming involving pain/ailments, injuries and surgery for the knee.


You will be learning key exercises and progressions, as well as how to design, construct and implement effective knee rehab programs for your clients. You will become proficient in selecting the right exercises, constructing the best rehab program for each individual acute case as well as developing long term program layouts for common chronic complaints and post-operative protocols.

The exercises and programming knowledge you will learn on these courses will increase your toolkit and skillset, to help you continue to deliver the best treatment choices and rehabilitation regimes for your clients.


The two day knee rehab workshop will present evidence based strategies for both reducing injury risk and managing injuries and return to sport activities for already injured populations. This is an interdisciplinary course for Physiotherapist, Strength and conditioners, Trainers that can play an important role in helping clients stay healthy and recover faster with evidence based framework that you can implement immediately.

Day 1 

Understanding the Knee

Day 1 begins with understanding the Knee Joint, its musculature, biomechanics and different types of injuries. The section will explore how to observe, examine the knee and special tests to determine severity of injury and its location. Discuss the prevalence of injury and how clients would represent with symptoms. Dive into phases of pre-operative and post-operative knee rehabilitation and discuss current literature on different phases. We will then break the phases into different modules looking at the effects of loading knee musculature at specific time intervals.


Injury Recovery and Readiness for Surgery


This section outlines steps to be taken towards conservative and surgery management with outcome measures and goals. Recent research about pre-operative management and its effects. It will cover specific loading progressions and stress free strengthening so that the attendees can immediately implement a progressive plan with their clients. Practical demonstrations of exercises in the pre-operative phase and managing pain and swelling.


Recovery from Surgery


This section outlines guidelines to be taken to manage early rehabilitation of the knee post-surgery. It will cover post-surgery loading the knee with exercises to maintain tone of the muscles and focus motion exercises to limit dysfunction. Practical demonstrations of knee exercises in the early post-operative phase.


Early Strengthening and Normal Gait Pattern


This section covers exercises to increase muscle strength adding body weight and stressing the tissues. Understanding tissue loading with outcome measures will be introduced with volume loading and the acute to chronic workload ratio. Recommendations and examples on how to implement them for both training and rehabilitation.


Day 2

Strength and Balance + Proprioception


This section will be gym / clinic based regime with a mixture of resistance, balance, and co – ordination exercises. Demonstration of different exercises focusing on same muscles to avoid adaptation for clients, and cueing and motor control strategies to optimize technique. Participants will have ample time to practice to understand the movement pattern of each exercise. Progression to next phase with evidence based outcome measures will be demonstrated.



Early Return to Sport - Agility


This section focuses on return to running, agility, jumping and hopping, as well as continuation of gym based strength and neuromuscular program.  Cover managing fatigue and recovery with recovery modalities to manage fatigue day to day. Return to sport decision making with evidence based tests will be covered in this section.


Prevention of re-injury – Advance Sports and Functional


This section covers balance between adequate strength and preventing injuries in non-injured clients. This includes how training volume and intensity should be incorporated with strategies for various goals, including strength, endurance, power, hypertrophy and movement tolerance. Plyometric and agility drills will be demonstrated along with injury prevention programs.

Resource Person

Dr Luqman Shaikh (PT)

Sports Scientist (UK)

Education & Credentials

  • MSc in Sports and Exercise Science and Medicine

  • Bachelors of Physiotherapy

  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist​

  • Foam Roller - Self Myofascial Release Specialist

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