Hip Abduction Isometric

Professional Rationale
A basic isometric for the hip abductors. A great exercise for very early post hip arthroplasty rehabilitation or any traumatic lower extremity injury or surgery.

Client Rationale
This is an isometric exercise for your hip abductors. An isometric contraction is when you activate a muscle without moving the joint it controls. Your hip abductors are a group of muscles that help to bring your leg away from midline and functionally they help to stabilize the legs and pelvis.

  • Bend knees up to about 90 degrees.
  • Fix a strap or belt around your knees.
  • Push your knees into the strap as if you are trying to bring them apart.
  • Flexing the muscles of your buttocks.
  • Do not hold your breath.

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