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.