The outer hip muscles are important for daily activities such as climbing stairs, lifting boxes and a strong walking gait. They are also important in the support and health of your knee joint.
Stand near a countertop or the back of a couch. At first, use light finger touch balance to help you balance or assist your movement.
- In the squat position, make sure your knees stay behind your toes and in line with the shoe laces. Try to avoid dropping the knees toward the midline of your body.
- As you return to standing, press through your feet, use your hip muscles to lift. Try to minimize pulling with your hands
- When you are at your starting position, recheck your form, balancing on your feet, drawing in the abdominals
Repeat 10 - 15 repetitions, 1 - 3 sets as tolerated
|Draw your abdominal muscles in gently. Take a moment to make sure you are balancing your weight equally between your feet.||
Sit your hips back, as if you are going to sit back in a chair. You will bend at your knees and hips. You will lean forward from the hips while keeping your back straight.