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Abductor/Pelvic Stability Exercise

Updated: Nov 9, 2023




Strengthen Your Hips with the Abductor/Pelvic Stability Exercise

The abductor/pelvic stability exercise is designed to enhance hip strength and stability, which is crucial for movement and balance. This exercise targets the muscles in the outer thigh and hip, which are essential for pelvic stability. Here's how you can incorporate this exercise into your routine for improved hip function:

How to Perform the Abductor/Pelvic Stability Exercise

  1. Prepare Your Space: Choose a clear area near a wall to perform this exercise. Ensure you have enough space to lie down and move your legs without any hindrance.

  2. Initial Position: Lay down on your side with your entire body as close to the wall as possible. The wall will provide stability and support throughout the exercise.

  3. Movement: Slide the top leg up the wall while keeping the heel in contact with the wall. This action should be performed smoothly and within your comfortable range of motion.

  4. Intensity: Ascend the leg only as high as you feel comfortable. There should be no pain during this movement. If you do experience pain, stop and consult with a healthcare professional.

  5. Muscle Engagement: As you slide your leg, you will feel the muscles in the top hip engaging. This sensation indicates that you are correctly targeting the intended muscles.

  6. Repetitions and Sets: Repeat the sliding movement 10 times. Aim for 1-3 sets depending on your comfort level and endurance.

Benefits of Abductor/Pelvic Stability Exercises

  • Enhanced Hip Stability: Strengthening the abductor muscles contributes to greater hip stability, which is beneficial for both everyday activities and athletic performance.

  • Injury Prevention: By improving pelvic stability, you can help prevent injuries related to imbalances and weaknesses in the hip area.

  • Increased Flexibility: Regularly performing this exercise can also increase the flexibility and range of motion in the hips.

Precautions and Disclaimer

Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new exercise, especially if you have a pre-existing condition or are experiencing any hip pain.

These exercises are intended to improve strength and stability but should never cause pain. If pain is present, it's a signal from your body to stop and seek professional advice.


Expert Support at PRO-TEK Physical Therapy PLLC

For personalized assistance and a comprehensive approach to hip stability and strength, visit us at PRO-TEK Physical Therapy PLLC. We are located at 17-06 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11357. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing targeted treatments like myofascial release and specialized exercises to support your wellness journey.


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