IPC Physical Therapy Center - Knee exercises/Straight leg raising


Knee exercises

Straight leg raising

straight leg raising


-To strengthen the muscle which lies in the front of the thigh. This muscle keeps the leg straight during standing and assists in activities which includes rising from a low position, such as getting up from chairs.


-The patient position is lying on his/her back while bending the sound lower extremity and keep the other one straight, and keeping the arms straight beside his body.

- Raise the lower extremity up to the level of the sound thigh. Try to hold this position for 5 seconds then return to the starting position.


-Do not do the exercises unless advised by your doctor.

-Repetitions of each exercise depend on your tolerance and condition, usually between 30-50 times.

-If you feel any pain while doing the exercises stop and ask your doctor.

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