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
Consult with your Physical Therapist and use caution with this exercise post surgery. If you are not strong enough to keep your knee straight, sliding across the bed may cause a stress and increased pain at the side of your knee.