Strong Knees: Eliminate Knee Pain
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Strong Knees: Eliminate Knee Pain

An exercise prescription for healthy knees
4.6 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
41 students enrolled
Created by Chantal Donnelly
Last updated 10/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand which muscles are involved in knee pain
  • Stretch the key muscles that get tight and cause knee pain
  • Strengthen the key muscles that, when weak, cause knee pain.
  • Perform a quick 7-minute workout to eliminate knee pain.
  • Release the Iliotibial band to decrease knee pain.
  • Improve balance and proprioception around the knee.
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  • Students will need a towel, a chair and a stretching band or strap

Knee pain relief is just a course away.  Created by physical therapist, Chantal Donnelly, this simple strengthening and stretching program will help you eliminate knee pain by targeting the muscles that protect the knee joint.  Chantal will not only guide you through knee exercises and stretches to eliminate knee pain, but she will explain why the exercises work in a clear, understandable way.  Her explanations, along with he anatomy graphics of the knee muscles and hip muscles, will help you get a better understanding of your knee dysfunction and motivate you to do the rehabilitative knee exercises in this course.  You will learn simple beginning and intermediate knee pain exercises which will give you the tools you need to stop the joint pain your are experiencing with activities such as:

  • knee pain with going up stairs 
  • knee pain with going down stairs
  • knee pain with sitting
  • knee pain while walking   

This 50-minute program was designed to help you prevent chronic, aching knee pain. In it, you will find the following:

  • Explanation of the muscles that support the knee
  • Instruction in exercises to prevent and eliminate knee joint pain (including gluteus medius exercises and gluteus maximus strengthening)
  • Knee stretching routine for knee pain cessation
  • A short, 7-minute workout routine for stopping knee pain
  • Proprioceptive exercises for knee rehabilitation
  • Instruction on self-massage of the Iliotibial Band

This course is appropriate for any fitness level.  You have waited long enough for your knee symptoms to miraculously go away.  Now is the time to actively pursue knee pain relief.  Strong Knees will guide you along on your road to recovery.  

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with knee pain.
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Curriculum For This Course
1 Lecture 01:53
Strengthening The Quads, Hip Adductors and Hip Flexors
3 Lectures 07:14

Modified Straight Leg Raise Exercise (Strengthen Quads, Hip Adductors & Flexors)

Wall Slide Exercise
The Hamstrings
3 Lectures 04:35
The Hamstring Lecture

Bridge Exercise With Chair (Hamstring Strengthening Level 2)
The Calf Muscles
3 Lectures 02:46
The Calf Muscle Lecture

Double Heel Raise Exercise (Calf Strengthening Level 1)

The Gluteus Medius
2 Lectures 05:13

Clams, Side Leg Lifts and Side Leg Circles (Strengthening of Glut Medius)
The Gluteus Maximus
3 Lectures 04:14
The Gluteus Maximus Lecture

Standing Hip Extension (Strengthening the Glut Max Level 1)

Prone Hip Extension (Strengthening Glut Max Level 2)
Stretching For The Knee
2 Lectures 13:33
Stretching - Part 1

Stretching - Part 2
7-Minutes To Save Your Knees
1 Lecture 07:13
7-Minutes To Save Your Knees (The Express Workout)
Proprioception Exercises
1 Lecture 01:36
Proprioception Exercises
Massaging The Iliotibial Band
1 Lecture 01:44
Self Massage of the Iliotibial Band (with a tennis ball)
1 More Section
About the Instructor
Chantal Donnelly
4.6 Average rating
13 Reviews
121 Students
2 Courses
Physical Therapist and Creator of the Strong Knees DVD (Gaiam) and Pain Free at Work

Chantal is a physical therapist and owner of Body Insight Inc.  Besides Pain Free at Work, she is also the creator of the Strong Knees DVD. 

Master’s in Physical Therapy -  Mount Saint Mary’s College, Los Angeles, California.   
Bachelor’s in Psychology -  Occidental College, Los Angeles, California.
BS minor in Kinesiology – Occidental College, Los Angeles, California.

* Certified Massage Therapist since 1993. 
* Pilates Certified Instructor (from BASI) since 2002.

Chantal is involved in clinical research projects at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, studying the topics of Urinary Stress Incontinence and Pilates.

Faculty Position

  • Chantal is a faculty member for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Mount Saint Mary’s College, where she teaches classes in soft tissue mobilization and Pilates for Rehabilitation.

Health and Wellness Expert
Chantal has been featured as a wellness expert in
Women’s Day Magazine, Women’s World Magazine, Alternative Medicine Magazine, Oxygen and The Morning Call. Her DVD Strong Knees was voted one of the best workout DVDs of 2010.