In this video, Alex demonstrated how to perform Hip Abduction/Adduction.
- Lying down, keep the leg straight and the toes pointed toward the ceiling
- Move the leg out to the side and back in, making sure to keep you toes and knee cap pointed toward the ceiling
- Your opposite leg can be positioned in a straight or bent knee position, whichever is more comfortable for you
- When sliding the leg, a plastic bag, piece of cardboard or flat cookie sheet can be used under the heel to reduce the friction/effort until you get stronger
Some Total Hip Replacements will be restricted from movement in this direction after surgery. Please make sure to check with your PT/surgeon on your specific precautions after surgery. When moving the leg back in, do not cross the mid line of your body.