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Benefits of Hip Physical Therapy Exercises

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Benefits of Hip Physical Therapy Exercises
Benefits of Hip Physical Therapy Exercises

Physical therapy exercises can be used to reduce hip pain, stabilize the hip, and improve range of motion of the hip so patients can maintain active lifestyles. 

What are the Indications for Hip Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy may help alleviate symptoms with hip osteoarthritis, correct faulty hip biomechanics or muscular imbalances, and speed up recovery from hip injury or hip surgery.

What are the Different Types of Hip Physical Therapy Exercises?

There many hip physical therapy exercises that can help strengthen the muscles that surround and support the hip joint. Here a few exercises that can be performed every day to optimize your joint health.

  • Benefits of Hip Physical Therapy Exercises

    Quadriceps Set

    Tighten the muscle on the front of your thigh and push down into the towel under your knee.

    Hold 10 Seconds | Repeat 20 Times | 1-3 Sessions/day

  • Benefits of Hip Physical Therapy Exercises

    Hamstring Set

    With your knee bent, push your heel down into the bed as if you are trying to bend your knee. Do not lift your hip off the bed.

    Hold 10 Seconds | Repeat 20 Times | 1-3 Sessions/day

  • Benefits of Hip Physical Therapy Exercises

    Ball/Pillow Squeeze

    Place both feet flat on the bed and have your knees bent. Using either a ball or a pillow squeeze your knees together with moderate pressure.

    Hold 10 Seconds | Repeat 20 Times | 1-3 Sessions/day 

  • Benefits of Hip Physical Therapy Exercises

    Short Arc Quad

    Place a rolled up towel or pillow under your knee then tighten the muscle on the front of your thigh. Your heel should lift up from the bed and your leg should be straight while keeping your knee on the pillow.

    Hold 10 Seconds | Repeat 20 Times | 1-3 Sessions/day 

  • Benefits of Hip Physical Therapy Exercises

    Glute Set

    While laying on your back, squeeze your buttocks together as tightly as you can.

    Hold 10 Seconds | Repeat 20 Times | 1-3 Sessions/day 

  • Benefits of Hip Physical Therapy Exercises

    Heel Slides

    Start with the involved leg straight and slide the heel toward the hip until a gentle stretch is felt

    Hold 5 Seconds | Repeat 30 Times | 1-3 Sessions/day 

For an in-depth evaluation of your hip pain and a personalized treatment recommendation, please call us at (248) 957-0300.

Dr. Frisch is an orthopedic surgeon focusing on minimally invasive hip and knee joint replacement as well as regenerative treatments for enhanced healing. He believes in creating a very personalized experience with the highest level of service. For all appointments & inquiries, please contact our offices located in Rochester and River District, MI.

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Michigan Institute for Advanced Surgery Center