Leg and Knee Exercises: Hip Pulls
This exercise helps build strong, balanced leg muscles. Make sure to adjust exercise bands as advised by your physical therapist. To do the exercise:
Stand with 1 leg about 1 foot away from a wall. The ankle of your other leg should be attached to a pulley or rubber tubing. Put that leg 1 step behind.
Pull your attached foot forward. Keep your knees straight but not locked. (Point your toe straight forward unless told otherwise by your therapist.)
Return your leg slowly and steadily to the starting position. Do this as many times as advised by your physical therapist.
Repeat the steps with your other leg.
Note: To prevent injury, always warm up and stretch before your strength exercises. Stop any exercise that causes pain. Discuss it with your physical therapist or healthcare provider.
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