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Strengthening Exercise for the Muscles on the Side of the Hip
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EXERCISE SHEET 8
weakness here causes the child to bend to one side when he walks
Lie on your side and raise your leg as high as you can.
|Keep your leg up until you get so tired that it falls by itself.|
|If the child cannot raise his leg by himself, help him a little, but be sure that he uses as much strength as he can.|
|Or have the child lie on his back and move his leg to the side. You can hang the leg like this so that he can move it more easily.|
|As he gets stronger, move the rope more to the other side to make him work harder.|
|If the child can raise her leg easily, add weight with your hand,||or with a little bag of sand.||Think of ways to make the exercises fun.|
Repeat 3 times. Do this 3 times a day.
This page was updated:19 Jan 2018