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Additional exercises

  • Standing exercises

    Do these exercises only if instructed by a therapist or your surgeon.

    Stand next to a kitchen counter or table, and hold on securely. Stand up straight during these exercises. Work up to holding for 5 seconds.

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    Raise up onto the balls of your feet.

    Raise up onto the balls of your feet.


    Bend your knees slightly.

    Bend your knees slightly, by sitting back with your hips.


    Lift your leg out to the side.

    Lift your leg out to the side.


    Bend your knee, bringing your heel toward your buttocks.

    Bend your knee, as you bring your heel up toward your buttocks.


    Raise your forefeet off the floor.

    Raise your forefeet off the floor.


    Bring your knee up toward the ceiling, bending your knee.

    Bend your knee as you bring it up toward the ceiling.


    Slowly lift your leg backward.

    Lift your leg slightly backward, while squeezing your buttocks. Keep your knee straight.


    Stand, holding on to a secure object. Lift one of your legs forward off the ground.

    Lift your leg forward off the ground. Keep your knee straight.


    Side leg lifts

    Side leg lifts (abduction/adduction)

    Lie on your non-surgical side with a pillow between your legs. Lift your surgical leg straight up to the side. Hold for ______ seconds. Slowly lower your leg down and relax. Repeat ______ times.


    Bridging

    Bridging

    Slowly raise your buttocks from the bed, keeping your stomach muscles tight. Hold for ______ seconds. Slowly lower your buttocks down and relax.