What is hip abduction (lying on side)?

Hip Abduction (Lying on Side)

Hip abduction (lying on side)

  1. Lie on your side, with your affected leg on top. You can use your hand or a pillow to support your head.
  2. Keep your knee straight and your leg in a straight line with your body.
  3. Lift your affected leg straight up toward the ceiling, about 12 inches off the floor. Hold for about 6 seconds, then slowly lower your leg.
    • Keep your kneecap pointing forward.
    • Don't let your hip drop back.
  4. Repeat 8 to 12 times.
  5. It's a good idea to repeat these steps on your other side.

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