Begin these exercises now, and keep doing them after surgery. Exercise is part of a successful surgery and getting back to normal, everyday living.
Do them on both legs so both legs are strong. Do all exercises slowly and with control. Repeat each exercise at least 5 times. You can increase the number of times as long as it doesn’t hurt too much.
(Note: Do this exercise only when you can do Exercise 4)
When doing these exercises, stand straight, tuck in your stomach, and tighten your buttocks.
Current as of: May 6, 2019
Author: Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services
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