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Hip Abduction with External Rotation (Strength)

These instructions are for your right knee. Switch sides for your left knee.

  1. Get down on the floor on your hands and knees.

  2. Lift your right leg up and out to the side. Keep the knee bent. Raise the leg as high as is comfortable. Hold for 3 seconds, or as instructed.

  3. Slowly lower your leg back to the floor.

  4. Repeat 5 times, or as instructed.

Man on the floor on hands and knees doing hip abduction exercises.

Online Medical Reviewer: Raymond Turley Jr PA-C
Online Medical Reviewer: Stacey Wojcik MBA BSN RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Thomas N Joseph MD
Date Last Reviewed: 12/1/2022
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