Active Leg Range of Motion Exercises: Standing

Active Leg Range of Motion Exercises: Standing

Do all these exercises slowly. Do not hold your breath during these exercises. If unusual pain occurs in your joints or muscles while you are exercising, do not continue the exercise.

Do each exercise _____ times, _____ times a day.

Exercises

___ Toe / Heel Raises

Hold onto a stable object.

Rise up on your toes and hold for ____ seconds.

Rock back on your heels and hold for ____ seconds.

woman standing next to chair raising heelsWoman standing next to chair rasing toes

___ Hip Extensions

Hold onto a stable object, keeping your legs shoulder width apart and toes pointed forward.

Slowly extend one leg back, keeping your knee straight. Do not lean forward. Repeat using other leg.

woman standing next to chair bring leg back

___ Hip Abduction

Hold onto a chair for balance.

Move your leg out to the side then return to the starting position.

Repeat with your other leg.

Man stands next to chair raising leg out to the side

___ ‰Mini-Squats

Hold onto a stable object.

Slowly bend your knees.

Keep both feet on the floor.

Woman stands holding onto chair starting to squat part way to ground

___ Hip / Knee Flexion

Stand with your feet slightly apart.

Lift your right knee up to waist level. Return your foot to the floor.

Repeat with your left leg.

Woman stands next to chair rasing knee up

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