Costs less than a personal trainer.

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Why Sign Up for Better Knees for Life™ ?

If you have tolerable knee discomfort - intermittent, achy or painful knees that is annoying but not quite bad enough to go to a doctor - Better Knees for Life™ is for you.

Maybe you've tried exercise, stretching, heat, cold, anti-inflammatories, name it, you've probably tried it to get rid of the pain, yet it persists.

You're frustrated no doubt.

In Better Knees for Life™, you'll finally get past all of this frustration.

Here's how:

  • understand why symptoms come and go and what to do about it;
  • learn how to heal and strengthen your knees from the inside-out - beyond just trying to make your muscles stronger;
  • get instructions and video demonstrations of joint-friendly conditioning and strengthening exercises;
  • get advice about when and how to make these exercises harder.
  • learn how to monitor your progress and how to use it to make better decisions;
  • follow-along exercise routines with Laurie Kertz Kelly


Better Knees for Life™ isn't for everyone.

Don't sign up if you:

  • want to push through pain or discomfort;
  • expect a quick fix;
  • don't like working on your own;
  • have had imaging studies (e.g., X-Rays, MRI) that have revealed fractures, ligament tears, & and/or grade IV cartilage injuries or areas of cartilage loss with exposed bone;
  • have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-- rather than osteoarthritis (OA) or chondromalacia;
  • are also experiencing significant limitations due to pain in other areas, such as ankles, hips, or back;
  • have knee pain that is constant & severe (i.e., pain does not ever change / decrease).

"Benefits that will last a lifetime"

“BKL focuses on nourishing and strengthening knee cartilage to help assure that I will be able to maintain an active lifestyle for my entire lifespan.

I am pleased to see improvement in knee function following a training-related injury, but I am now realizing that the BKL program will have benefits that will last a lifetime as I follow this well-defined program.”

Richard J. DeRisio - BKL member

A "joint first" approach

Conventional exercise routines for people with knee pain focus on strengthening the thigh muscles - quadriceps. And while this is a good thing to do, it doesn't address the underlying problem - a weak joint surface.

Better Knees for Life shows you how to strengthen your knee from the inside-out AND how to strengthen not just your thigh muscles but your hips, trunk, and legs too.

Simple, easy to follow exercises

Knowing what to do and how to do it is key. We walk you through the WHY, WHAT and HOW of each exercise using video tutorials and you can also perform the routines following along with Laurie Kertz Kelly.

Feel and see progress

In Better Knees for Life, you'll learn how to create benchmarks so you can see your progress over time.

The benchmarks also serve as motivation to help you keep working on the program, striving toward end goal.

Focuses on Knee Health

“Following an April 2019 injury, I did physical therapy two or three times a week for several months where the emphasis was on strength, agility and balance. My lower body strength was good at the time, yet I did not see improvements in my pain levels when climbing steps or getting out of a chair. 

Improving cartilage quality, resiliency and strength was never discussed during PT. In contrast, BKL exercises focus on cartilage health by bringing moisture and nutrients to knee cartilage to restore viability and function. 

Between the BKL pilot program and applying the Dr. Kelsey’s principle of “Passive Continuous Motion” in my daily life, I have seen a significant reduction in knee pain.

Richard J. DeRisio - BKL member

Better Knees for Life™

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  Setting Yourself Up for Success
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  Daily Joint Conditioning
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  Exercise Routines
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Things You Will Need

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I specialize in coaching people with persistent aches and pains to return to the activities they love. 

I help people like you transform the frustrations of feeling hurt and feeling prematurely 'old' into feeling confident, fit and resilient.

I understand how discouraging it is to try temporary solutions when what you really want is ongoing success.

Laurie's Bio:

  • Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics (1999)
  • Master of Physical Therapy (2001)
  • Began studying with Doug Kelsey, PT, PhD (2004)
  • Certified in Target Tissue Training, a scientifically based prescriptive exercise method developed ​by Doug Kelsey, PT, PhD (2008)  
  • Board certified in Orthopedics by the American Physical Therapy Association (2010)
  • Previous clinical manager of an outpatient orthopedic clinic
  • Conducted over 2,500 consultations & over 33,000 training sessions with clients who want to enjoy an active life.