Be sure to consult your physician prior to beginning your joint exercise program and only exercise to your comfort level. You’ll obtain optimum benefit from your joint exercises if you do them twice a day.
How to Do: Lie flat on your back in the bed and then contract (squeeze) the muscles in your buttocks. Hold for a count of 5 to 10 seconds. Your pelvis should rise a little during this exercise.
When to Do: before and after surgery
Repeat this exercise 20 times
Benefit: This exercise strengthens the muscles around your hip to provide support of your hip when standing and walking.