Here are some examples of typical rehabilitation
exercises for your condition. Start each exercise slowly. Ease off the exercise
if you start to have pain.
Your doctor or physiotherapist will
tell you when you can start these exercises and which ones will work best for
Note: Do this exercise slowly. Try to keep your body straight at
When you can do this exercise with ease and no pain,
repeat steps 1 through 5. But this time do it with one leg raised off the
floor, holding your leg straight out behind you. Be careful not to let your hip
drop down, because that will twist your trunk.
When holding your
leg straight out becomes easier, try raising your opposite arm at the same
time, and repeat steps 1 through 5.
Note: Do this exercise slowly. Try to keep your body
straight at all times, and do not let one hip drop lower than the other.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be
sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having
problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of
the medicines you take.
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Current as of:
May 23, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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