Pilates Exercise for Curing Bracket Knee.

by Asal Badiee
(Tehran, Iran)


I am 30 years old and am suffering from having bracket knees due to bad appearance.

Would you please advise if Pilates exercises might be useful to change the shape and appearance of my knees.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.


Hello Asal and thank you for your question.

I am guessing that your bracket knee comes from wearing a knee brace that is rubbing on the outside of your knee.

Whether this is the case or not Pilates exercises can greatly improve the function and appearance, shape, and posture of the legs.

I recommend doing Pilates footwork on the reformer, working on the toes, arches, and heels feeling the weight distributed evenly at each position.

For better alignment you can use a ball between your knees/thighs while doing leg and footwork. This works great when you practice exercises such as the Pilates Bridge.

You can find a video of Pilates lower body exercises with footwork here.

If you do not have access to a reformer then do the footwork standing and also side lying Pilates exercises.

Find helpful information at these pages:

My brand new foot ebook has loads of exercises to help with stretching and strengthening the feet and ankles.

Pilates Ebook with standing Balance exercises.

Pilates Side Kicks. Side Kicks can be done lying, making sure your hips and shoulders are stacked over each other for better form. Or, standing to get more balance and weight bearing into the hips and knees.

Some examples of side kick exercises are: hip abduction; kicking the leg up or out to the side, front and back swings, bicycle, clam, inner thigh, and circles.

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