Phase II: Standing Hip Abduction Isometric
Exercises to protect and repair.
Against wall or foam roller
- Stand on the uninvolved leg with the surgical knee against a foam roller resting on the wall
- Slightly bend both knees to 20 degrees of flexion and bend the operative knee to 90 degrees and press the outside of the knee into the foam roller
- If the pelvis begins to drop, squeeze buttock of operative leg
Perform 2 sets of 10-20 reps, at least 3-4 times per week
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