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Home Exercise Program (5885)

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Standing Home Exercise Program
For Leg Strength

Patient Name_____________________
Date_____________
Therapist Name___________________



Standing Exercises: Do these exercises while standing next to your kitchen
counter or other sturdy support. Hold on with 1 or both hands.


1. Hip Flexion

Hold on to the counter. Lift knee up 10 times. Repeat with other
leg.
And/or
Alternate legs and march in place.

Repeat _____times, _____ sets/day

Advanced: Put a weight on your ankle. Increase weight as tolerated.




2. Hip Abduction (out to side)

Hold on to the counter. Lift one leg out to the side 10 times. Repeat
with other leg.
And/or
Alternate legs.

Repeat _____ times, _____ sets/day

Advanced: Put a weight on your ankle. Increase weight as tolerated.





3. Hip Extension (kick back)

Hold on to counter. Keep knee straight and kick leg back 10
times. Repeat with other leg.
And/or
Alternate legs.

Repeat _____times, _____ sets/day

Advanced: Put a weight on your ankle. Increase
weight as tolerated.





4. Knee Flexion

Hold onto counter. Bend knee and lift foot up 10 times.
Repeat with other leg.
And/or
Alternate legs.

Repeat _____times, _____ sets/day

Advanced: Put a weight on your ankle. Increase
weight as tolerated.




5. Toe Rises

Hold onto the counter with one or both hands. Rise up on your toes 10 times.
Hold onto the counter with one or both hands. Lift toes up
10 times.

Repeat _____times, _____ sets/day










6. Mini-Knee Bends

Hold on to the counter. Bend your knees slightly and
then stand straight again. Do not bend so far that your
knees hurt or your heels come up from the floor.

Repeat _____ times, _____ sets/day







7. Glute Sets

Stand up straight and look ahead. Squeeze buttocks
together and hold shoulders back. Hold glutes
together __ seconds.

Repeat _____times, _____ sets/day




Walking Program

Your goal should be to walk 30 minutes each day. You can start by walking for a few minutes
5-6 times a day and work up to 10 minutes 3 times a day; From there go to 15-20 minutes 2
times a day.

Use a walker, cane, crutches or walking sticks to help you keep your balance or relieve pain in
your knees or back. If you use oxygen, a therapist can help you get the proper equipment to
carry or roll the oxygen tank.
Now – Get up and go!



Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright © 5/2017 University of Wisconsin Hospitals
and Clinics Authority. All rights reserved. Produced by the Department of Nursing. HF#5885