IPC Physical Therapy Center - Hip exercises/Hip adduction


Hip exercises

Hip adduction


-To strengthen your adductors.


-Lie on your right side with your legs straight.
-Stack your shoulders, hips, knees and feet directly on top of one another.
-Bend your right arm and place your hand under your head--rest it there during the exercise.
-Extend your left arm and place it on top of your left hip.
-Slide your right leg forward and place it in front of your left leg.
-Rest both legs heels on the ground. Lift your right leg 2 to 3 inches off of the ground, pause and lower to the starting position.

-Do not rotate, turn or move your top leg during the exercise.
-Keep your legs straight.
-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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