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Kneehab - Complete Knee Rehabilitation

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Clinical research has proven EMS technology to be an effective treatment for quadriceps atrophy, which is associated with almost all knee injuries. The use of EMS and Kneehab can significantly reduce your rehabilitation time and improve your quality of life.

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Kneehab is an innovative and clinically proven, garment-based Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) device. It is designed specifically to treat quadriceps atrophy (thigh muscle wastage). It re-educates the muscle by sending gentle electrical pulses through pads placed on the surface of the skin. This electrical stimulation applied to the motor nerve re-educates and strengthens the quadriceps muscle through cycles of contraction and relaxation.

Please note: The Kneehab is available for UK purchases only

What are the benefits of using Kneehab?

Easy to Use: Kneehab is a garment based (thigh wrap) 'all in one' product. Once it has been initially set up you just strap it on your thigh and switch the unit on. It features just one programme and there are no cables to worry about. It's usually used for 2 x 20 minutes sessions a day, but see our Q&A for more details.

If any of the following apply to you, then Kneehab can help:
  • Knee Pain
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)
  • Tendonitis
  • Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Dislocated Kneecap
  • Cartilage Damage

What Professionals Say About Kneehab:

Professional Footballer

Phil Jones used Kneehab XP to help his recovery after knee surgery

" Kneehab XP was easy to use, and helped to reinforce the gym-based rehabilitation program provided by my medical team. I would recommend the unit to anybody undergoing rehabilitation following knee surgery ”.

Phil Jones, Manchester United & England defender


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

" I have been recommending neurotech's Kneehab unit to my knee injury patients for over twelve months and find it to be very effective adjunct during rehabilitation. Kneehab is a product that can aid rehabilitation across a range of knee injuries and conditions, from ACL reconstructions to total knee replacements. My patients have found Kneehab to be very effective in overcoming their quadriceps atrophy and their compliance has increased due to the convenience and ease of use of the product. By simplifying the application of stimulation to the quadriceps, Kneehab aids patients in returning to their normal lifestyle as soon as possible. I will continue to recommend Kneehab where quadriceps atrophy is an issue for my patients. " Mr Richard Creedo

Chartered Physiotherapist

" EMS for knee rehabilitation is an excellent adjunct to any home exercise programme for quadriceps atrophy and inhibition. The ability to carry out home EMS allows time at the clinic to be optimised with clinician dependant treatment. Electrical Stimulation as part of a multimodal approach should enhance patient care while the ease of use of the Kneehab garment should increase patient compliance and satisfaction. EMS is a serious therapy that should be given due consideration in rehabilitation. "
Mr Johnson McEvoy

Professional Ice Skater

Christopher Dean uses Kneehab to manage pain and reduce swelling in the knees.

" Someone of my age and body shouldn't be skating as much as I do. If you tally the distance I have skated constant stress on my knees is immense. Over the past 5 years I have suffered a lot of pain in both in my career I most probably have skated 3 or 4 time around the world. Skating is performed in a semi flexed position so the knees, because of various reasons - impact, constant use, tears etc.

This past year I tried out Kneehab XP by neurotech. I found it very useful, I was able to manage pain and reduce swelling, thus keeping me going through an intense work period. It was easy to use. When I was actually working, or just relaxing, I was getting the benefits from its use. The Kneehab XP will now become part of my skating kit, because I believe it managed my knee issues, along with my very knowledgeable physio we overcame knee issues before they escalated into something less manageable. "

Christopher Dean OBE, Olympic Gold Medallist & Professional Ice Skater


Sports Physiotherapists

David Fevre has used Kneehab XP to treat his players.

" Kneehab has been extremely useful in the early post-op stages of rehabilitation when muscle contraction is difficult to initiate due to surgical pain. It is easy to apply and reapply and the hand held unit is remarkably simple to use. In professional sport, where injury prevents competitive participation the Kneehab has become one of the many tools available to keep ‘injury time out’ to a minimum. ”

David Fevre MSc MCSP SRP,Senior Chartered Physiotherapist, Blackburn Rovers Football Club


Isla Scott of the Scott Physiotherapy Clinic, Isle of Man, used Kneehab to help treat James Ellison, British Superbike racer.

“ I had the privilege of working with James Ellison, a leading competitor for the 2010 British Superbike title. James had the misfortune of suffering a serious crash whilst competing at Thruxton this April, sustaining a compound mid-shaft fracture of his right femur.

Following surgery involving IM nail and interlocking screws, James visited the Isle of Man for twice-daily hyperbaric oxygen therapy and intensive daily physiotherapy with me.

James’ initial progress was slow despite his diligent commitment to the rehab program, hampered as it was by tethering around the fracture site telescoping towards the bone. Nearly complete quadriceps inhibition had been present from the onset of treatment and there was a quads lag of 30 degrees.

At my suggestion, James incorporated the Neurotech Kneehab XP quadriceps muscle stimulator into his physiotherapy regime and he was keen on the idea to say the least! Jonathan, the neurotech clinical specialist provided ongoing technical support to push the protocol as aggressively as possible, liaising directly with James between physic sessions with advice on treatment progression.

The Kneehab XP performed brilliantly in addressing James’ inhibition issues and enabling him to overcome the quadriceps lag. I am very happy to say that in the space of five short weeks James made an almost superhuman recovery! He achieved full range of movement, very good quadriceps strength for this stage, and is even back riding his mountain bike!

James continues to use his Kneehab XP in increased weight bearing positions and has described the equipment as ‘awesome.’ Both the surgeon and I are delighted with James’ progress and it was an incredible achievement for him to be able to return to racing so quickly at Mallory Park in July. ”


James Ellison, British Superbike racer using his Kneehab

What Patients Say About Kneehab:

Professional Footballer

"Through a combination of physiotherapy and Kneehab, I am now the fittest I have been in five years. I believe that many of my fellow professional footballers would benefit greatly from using Kneehab as an aid to returning back to full fitness following injury. I found Kneehab simple and comfortable to use, and would not hesitate to recommend it to anybody wishing to accelerate their return to the sport they love." Neil Mellor - ex-Liverpool FC and Preston North End, September 2008

ACL Patient

"I was introduced to Kneehab about 8 weeks prior to my ACL operation. I found it very easy to use and of great benefit to me in building up my quads to minimise post op wasting. I believe that it really helped me to reduce my recovery time to get back into full working and sporting order."
Mr. Denis Cashman

Knee Replacement Patient

"It is an excellent product, very easy to use and it definitely helped me to recover my quadriceps wastage experienced after my operation, I'd recommend it to anyone in the same situation".
Ms. Bronagh Stafford

Post Fracture Patient

"A great result! My physiotherapist was great to recommend it to me and I can't thank her or Kneehab enough. As a result, I was able to do the gardening, paint my house and for the first time in 15 months, drive the car. It has given me independence and the freedom to get on with my life. Thank you."
Ms. Dolores Stephenson

Arthroscopy Patient

I found Kneehab very good in the first couple of weeks after my arthroscopy. It allowed me to work on my quads, hence they were fully ready and built up for when I went back training."
Mr. Noel Kennelly

Knee Injury Patient

"I first used Kneehab 3 months after my injury which was recommended by my physio. The manual was easy to understand and simple to set up. I used it twice a day for 2 months. I would highly recommend Kneehab." Mr. Ronan Maher

Just click here to view the results of Kneehab clinical trials


Kneehab is available for both right and left knees - please select by using the drop down above, which you require.

Please note delivery on the Kneehab is UK only. If you're based outside of the UK and wish to purchase the Kneehab then please contact us and we can advise you on where to purchase it from.

BRAND: Neurotech View all Neurotech products

Why buy this product?

  • Clinically Proven: Clinical research has shown Kneehab to be effective in treating thigh muscle weakness.
  • Comfort: Multipath technology ensures comfortable and effective contractions.
  • Home Therapy Convenience: Can be used at a time that suits you.
  • Neural Inhibition: Kneehab prevents atrophy as a result of neural inhibition.
  • Pre-op / Post-op Strengthening.
  • Targeting: Kneehab can specifically target the inner part of the quadriceps.

What's in the box?

  • Battery Charger
  • Kneehab Adhesive Electrodes
  • Kneehab Control Unit
  • Kneehab Garment
  • Kneehab Quick Start Guide
  • Kneehab User Manual
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The quadriceps muscle is the most important stabiliser of the knee. If you have suffered from a condition/injury the resultant pain and swelling often cause disuse, which leads to muscle weakness. An essential component of your rehabilitation post injury is strengthening of the quadriceps muscle and Kneehab is ideal for this purpose.

Kneehab Technology Explained:

About EMS: EMS re-educates the muscle by sending gentle electrical pulses through pads placed on the surface of the skin. This electrical stimulation applied to the motor nerve causes the muscle to contract, helping to strengthen and build up the muscle over time.

About Multipath: Kneehab incorporates Multipath, a patented breakthrough stimulation technology developed by Neurotech which enables Kneehab to deliver highly focused, accurately coordinated and comfortable quadriceps contractions. Multipath works by sending co-ordinated electrical pulses through the electrode pads on the skin. The co-ordination between the pulse strength and delivery results in an advanced form of EMS technology with greater comfort for the patient and stronger, more effective contractions of the muscle which results in better outcomes and faster recovery times.

There are two channels within Multipath, Channel 1 and Channel 2. - Channel 1 directly activates the VMO muscle, which is the main stabilizer of the knee. - Channel 2 activates the bulk quadriceps muscle which provides a strong, comfortable and highly effective contraction, or activation of the muscle.

Kneehab ACL Study

Published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine 20th July 2011, this shows strong evidence of the outcomes achievable by using the Kneehab.
Click here to read the ACL study

The study, which may have significant impact on patient outcomes, found that patients who utilize our Kneehab device to aid post operative rehabilitation:
• Achieve significantly better strength and functional results at each time point (6 weeks, 12 weeks and 6 months) in recovery.
• Return to pre-operative knee extensor strength, and to strength of the uninvolved leg, within 12 weeks, attaining pre-operative shuttle run speed by week 6 – twice as fast as other groups in the study.
• Return to work up to 7 days quicker than patients who complete exercise rehabilitation alone.

It is recommended that Kneehab be used in conjunction with voluntary exercise in order to optimise and control your rehabilitation.
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I recommend this!

By:Jamie Moulding


Fantastic Results

" I have been suffering from a knee injury for the past few months that has interfered badly with my cycling training. I had noticeable atrophy of the quadriceps muscles in my left leg, especially the vastus medialis.

I purchased a left knee Kneehab XP kit a few weeks ago and then an additional right knee kit a few days later in order to have fine control over the left/right balance (extremely important for my sport.) So far the results have been phenomenal. My left leg has already seen a substantial increase in muscle mass and the left/right balance has been restored after just two weeks. I continue to use both kits daily, focusing specifically on the vastus medialis every other day, and although I still experience knee pain I am now able to train 150-200 miles a week (including lots of climbing) without any issues.

I am a very happy Compex Wireless owner, but the fact that the Kneehab XP is designed specifically for quadriceps rehabilitation means that it is significantly easier to use than generalised EMS devices such as the Compex.

5 stars all round. Highly recommended! "

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By:Frederick Philips


Useful Aid to Recovery

" Whilst not 100% successful in re-gaining full use of quads in my case, Kneehab has certainly helped to stimulate muscle growth in affected area. "

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By:Sue Hesketh


Post patella fracture

" Following surgery to mend a knee cap broken into five pieces, my leg was in a brace for six weeks. Then my physio recommended the KneeHab to assist in strengthening the quad muscles. At first I could feel nothing, but after using it twice a day for six weeks, together with other exercises, I am walking without crutches and starting to climb stairs normally. I think that the KneeHab has accelerated my recovery. "

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By:Ross Urquhart


A great success

" My 16yr old son had damaged the cartlidge, in his knee, playing football. After consultation with a physiotherapist I ordered this item. He used it every day, for 4 weeks, which has prevented any muscle wastage. This will only enhance his recovery time. He is now back cycling and using a cross trainer, which would not have been possible without it. "

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By:Jill Gradon, Surrey


I wished I had used it earlier

" The service from CurrentBody was good.

I used kneehab from about 8 weeks post-op to 12 weeks. I felt it did help and was a positive step to recovery but I wished I had used to it earlier to help rehab as I feel it would be best when there was little one could do on one's own. By the time I got to it I could go to the gym and do some exercises. It would have been better say from 3-8 weeks post-op. As I read about it after this period I feel I missed out. "

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By:Maria


Well worth the investment

" Being able to lift my leg after 3 operations in 18 months was possible after deciding to use the Kneehab to stimulate the muscle .It was well worth the investment. "

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Weak Left Leg

Hi, I'm 43 and have arthritis in my knees which grind when performing certain exercises. However i also have a real stiff left leg with hip pain around my glutes and towards the knee, the leg is considerably weaker than my right. My Physio has told me that i have less muscle on this side of the leg and the best way is to build up the quads. I struggle to do the squat based exercise (hurts my knees) and also i dont seem to have enough flexibility in my calfs / ankle for the stretch. I have come across this and really would llike to know whether this will help build my quads and stabliise my knee joint. Your advice would be much appreciated.

by Ravi Patel from Coventry
 
The Kneehab has been designed specifically to treat quadriceps atrophy (thigh muscle wastage). It re-educates the muscle by sending gentle electrical pulses through pads placed on the surface of the skin. This electrical stimulation applied to the motor nerve re-educates and strengthens the quadriceps muscle through cycles of contraction and relaxation. The Kneehab would .therefore, help stabilise your knee and would help build up you quads. You also mention your calves so maybe one of the Compex Performance EMS device be of interest as you will not just be limited by using just on your quads as with the Kneehab. The Performance also has Rehab and Pain management programmes which may be of use especially to manage you hip pain. http://www.currentbody.com/body-shape/compex-performance-mi-ready.html
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condromalacia patelar and increased Q-angle

I have CP in both knees had keyhole, helped for 3 years, pain back very bad. Been advised the kneehab as now saying i have increased Q angle which caused the issues in the first place. not much medical info about this so very concerned about a £400 gizmo. how does it help malalignment?

by Leanne Taylor from Manchester
 
Kneehab have advised that the main use of the device is to improve improve muscle activation and then strengthen and stabilise the knee. Because you have a underlying condition, they would always recommend to check with your health professional before advising on the product as they do not know the severity of your condition.
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Best Compex product?

I am 50 years and compete competitively in orienteering (rough cross country running while map reading). Just before Christmas I had a knee arthroscopy with abrasive chondroplasty. Recovery is progressing well and I am now on a treatmill (30s run / 90s walk). What product would you recommend for rehabilitation and longer term performance?

by Robert Sweatman from Havant
 
I would suggest given that you compete and are looking to help performance moving forward the Compex MI sport is the most obvious choice as it covers all bases and is pretty much the best EMS device on the market for both club and elite athletes. The one alternative product I would recommend is the Kneehab IF your main concern is struggling to fire up the quads post op which can be notoriously hard. That said, this is specific to the quadriceps and given your desire to use the device on all muscles to help performance the Compex has far more functions and flexibility.

The truth of the compex range is that in the top end Fitness/Runner/Sport products there is little to chose between them and if price is an issue the slightly cheaper compex will still do a job for what you need.

The MI sport remains their flagship stimulator and our most popular device and is very desirable amongst athletes internationally and as such it also commands a good resale price if you ever decide you don’t need it and that’s also sometimes worth knowing!
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would this be very beneficial for myself???

I had an ACL reconstruction 16 weeks ago and im a professional footballer aiming to be back in july 2012. would this help with my aim??

by Danny Stimpson from England
 
As you will know 16 weeks post op there are key muscle groups that need work on as you lose strength and size quickly post op. Quads and particularly the VMO i’m sure your physio has been working on as these are weakened so quickly post op. The kneehab specifically works on these areas. In truth its very useful initially post op when you have little mobility, but if used now it helps alongside your other strengthening exercises.

If you want to also work on other muscle groups you may be better to look at a Compex or Globus as these stimulators are not just focused on the quads and can be used on all areas of the body.
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Left / Right?

Both of my knees are painful due to bilateral chondromalacia. The knee specialist recommended Kneehab to strengthen my inner quad muscles, but I don't want to have to buy two of these products, because they are rather expensive! Would there be a problem in using a left/right model on the 'wrong' leg?

by Lizzie
 
Dear Lizzie The Kneehab comes as standard with either a left or right knee garment. If you want to use the Kneehab on both knees then you only need to buy an extra garment - not another Kneehab unit. Kneehab Spare Garment link
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