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Stretching Exercises for a Bent-Hip Contracture

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HealthWiki > Disabled Village Children > Chapter 42: Range-of-Motion and Other Exercises > Stretching Exercises for a Bent-Hip Contracture


EXERCISE SHEET 3

PROBLEM
side view of hip shown with tight cord
tight cord
The thigh is pulled forward by tight cords and cannot straighten backward.
child lyign on belly while adult pushes down butt and pulls bent leg up
Push down on the butt. (If the hip dislocates easily, hold in the hipbone as you push down.)
Rest the thigh against your thigh, and support the leg with your arm.
With firm and steady force, pull the leg up while counting slowly to 25.
Hold the other leg bent to keep the hips from lifting.
Repeat several times. Do this exercise 3 or more times a day.
VIEW FROM ABOVE
leg in straght line with the body and leg not in line with the body
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Make sure the hips are against the table and that they do not lift up as the leg is lifted.
right and wrong way to place hip on table
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This page was updated:19 Jan 2018