To view video demonstrations of the below exercises please click hip abduction in standing exercises.
Standing with support (Fig A), keep the toe of the leg that is to be exercised pointing forwards.
Push the heel of the foot down and to the side, in a slow and controlled manner (Figs B and C).
- Keep the upper body straight and do not lean.
- Take care not to lift at the hip and do not swing the leg to the side.
- You should feel the muscle at the side of the hip tighten.
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