Active Straight Leg Raise Corrections


Please do all the following exercises every day for six weeks before contacting the physio for a retest. Click on the links below for the exercise videos. If there is any uncertainty regarding the exercises please let us know so that we can arrange supervised exercise for a limited period of time.

1

Active Straight Leg Raise with Support

Instructions

Push back flat into the ground and maintain the position throughout the entire exercise. Push hands hard into the ground and maintain a good chin tuck. Begin with both legs in the air (hips at 90 degrees), held by a partner or against a door frame, and slowly lower one foot to the ground without bending the knees. Repeat 10x per side

2

Active Straight Leg Raise

Instructions

Push back flat into the ground and maintain the position throughout the entire exercise. Push hands hard into the ground and maintain a good chin tuck. Begin with both legs in the air (hips at 90 degrees), and slowly lower one foot to the ground, or as close to it as you can without bending the knees. Repeat 10x per side

3

Dead Bug

Instructions

Push back flat into the ground and maintain the position throughout the entire exercise. Maintain a good chin tuck. Begin with both legs in the air (hips at 90 degrees) and arms straight in the air (90 degrees). Slowly lower one foot to the ground along with the opposite arm. Return to starting position and repeat on opposite side. Repeat 10x per side

4

Toe Touch Progression

Instructions

Stand with your toes on a 5cm platform and your heels on the ground. Squeeze a pillow or a small ball between your knees. Raise your arms above your head and slowly attempt to touch your toes while squeezing hard on the pillow. Breath in and out at the bottom. Return to starting position. Repeat 10x per side. 

Repeat exercise with heels on the platform and toes on the ground.