Physical Therapy Videos Put Together By Real Orthopedic Specialists To Help You Recover And Stay Injury-Free.
Strengthen The Muscles That Move The Knees And Hips.
This is a dynamic exercise intended to strengthen the muscles that move the knees and hips.
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For this exercise you will need a sturdy box, bench, stool or similar platform measuring at least 12″ in height. Begin standing upright with feet spread hip-width apart while facing the box. Now jump up onto the box by bending at the hips and knees. Keep your hips and knees bent while landing, this will ensure a soft and quiet landing that will absorb the force of impact. Ensure that your knees remain over your ankles and behind your toes at landing. Step down an repeat as your ability allows. Rest between sets as needed.