How to Build Up Your Knee Muscles with the Kneehab XP
Wednesday, 4 April 2012 | Paul
If you have suffered from a knee injury it can be almost impossible to rebuild the muscles in your knee. The Kneehab XP is a clinically proven Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) system that strengthens the quadriceps and improves knee stability. Knee conditions and injuries such as ligament damage, dislocation, fracture, osteoarthritis and stroke can all benefit from the knee rehabilitation Kneehab XP provides.
The Kneehab XP is a garment based product which is applied around the thigh in a similar way to a thigh wrap support. The Kneehab works by re-educating and strengthening the quadriceps muscles through cycles of contraction and relaxation. The Kneehab can improve knee joint stability and treat quadriceps atrophy (thigh muscle wastage). It can be used to help avoid or delay surgery to the knee and if surgery is required this knee rehabilitation system can accelerate postoperative rehabilitation.
Professional sports men and women including Phil Jones (Manchester United), Christopher Dean (figure skater) have chosen to use the Kneehab XP to accelerate their recovery from serious knee injury. It is easy to use and often recommended by physiotherapists as it provides targeted stimulation to the inner parts of the quadriceps which assist in the stabilisation of the knee. The Kneehab is comfortable and convenient and as it is portable the Kneehab is ideal for use at home or work.
The Kneehab XP uses Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation to send gentle electrical impulses through conductive gel pads placed on the surface of the skin. The stimulation is applied to the motor nerve and causes the muscles to contract, helping to strengthen and build up the muscle over time. The Kneehab also incorporates Multipath, a patented breakthrough stimulation technology which enables the Kneehab to deliver highly focused, accurately coordinated and comfortable quadriceps contractions.
A study in the June 2011 edition of the American Journal of Sports Medicine examined the effectiveness of the Kneehab XP in a post ACL injury setting. The study found that patients achieve significantly better strength and functional results at each time point (6 weeks, 12 weeks and 6 months) in recovery. The study also found that patients using the Kneehab XP returned to pre-operative knee extensor strength within 12 weeks and returned to work quicker than patients completing rehabilitation without the Kneehab.