144 Total Hip Replacement Resistance Training Exercises
|Starting Position: Step one foot slightly in front of the other foot, but not into a tandem stance. Keep the majority of weight distributed on the back foot.
Action: Bend the knee of the front leg to 30-40 degrees of flexion. Extend at the knee straightening the leg. Hold at end range of motion for 3-5 seconds and repeat action.
Muscles Involved: Quadriceps.
- Improving strength of the quadriceps, especially the vastus medialis oblique (VMO), this movement is recommended as both a prehab and post rehab exercise for THR.
- Brace the abdominals and draw the muscles of the pelvic floor up for pelvic stability.
- Maintain both feet in contact with pool bottom at all times.
- Pull the kneecap up towards the hip and squeeze the quadriceps.
To add progressive overload and progress this exercise, attach a buoyancy cuff to the upper leg positioned just above the knee.
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Terminal Knee Extension using Buoyant Equipment
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