Exercise Spotlight: Lateral Step Up
Start by standing with your right side to a stable box or step ( step on your right). Stand close enough to be able to step onto the bench safely.
If you have balance concerns, modify this exercise by touching the left foot to the step.
You can end in a single leg balance position on your left leg, or touch your right foot down for balance assistance.
|Balance on your left foot, standing tall and strong.|
|Step sideways onto the step (entire foot on step) with the right foot.|
|Weight shift onto the right leg, pressing through the right foot to help you stand tall. Keep the right knee centered over the ankle while you lift your left knee up to hip height.|
|Return your left foot to the floor.|
|Weight shift back to the floor.|