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Newsletter Video, March 2022

Disclaimer: Before you try these or any other exercises, consult with your physical therapist or physician first.

Hip Abduction in Side-Lying


Instructions

  • Lie on side with top leg straight, bottom leg slightly bent
  • Lift top leg towards ceiling 6-8 inches
  • Repeat the movement: 12x
  • Sets: 2
  • Sessions: Perform 2x/week
  • Resistance: As Tolerated Hold Time: 5s
  • Perform this exercise on both sides

Hip Adduction in Side-Lying


  • Lie on side with bottom leg straight
  • Top leg bent with foot in front of opposite knee
  • Lift bottom leg towards ceiling 5-6 inches
  • Repeat the movement: 12x
  • Sets: 2
  • Sessions: Perform 2x/week
  • Resistance: As Tolerated Hold Time: 5s
  • Perform this exercise on both sides

Prone Hip Extension


  • Lie on stomach with pillow under hips
  • Relax forehead onto arms
  • Keep legs straight and slowly lift one leg up off surface
  • Repeat the movement: 12x
  • Sets: 2
  • Sessions: Perform 2x/week
  • Resistance: As Tolerated Hold Time: 5s
  • Perform this exercise on both sides

Straight Leg Raise with Knee Flexion in Supine

  • Lie on back with one leg bent all the way up, other leg only slightly bent
  • Raise slightly bent leg towards ceiling
  • Repeat as instructed
  • Repeat the movement: 12x
  • Sets: 2
  • Sessions: Perform 2x/week
  • Resistance: As Tolerated Hold Time: 5s
  • Perform this exercise on both sides
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