We provide high quality healthcare services primarily to the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, which have a combined population in the region of 530,000.
Below are a number of specific exercise routines for patients with lower limb problems.
These videos, should only be used when instructed by a trained medical professional to ensure you use the specific exercises, it will allow you (the patient) to improve the part of the body required for continued care.
Video 24 - Static Quads Contraction - This exercise is used to strengthen your front of thigh muscles (quads).
Video 25 - Knee Extension in Lying. Use this exercise to help strengthen your front of thigh muscles (Quads).
Video 26 - Straight Leg Raise. Use this exercise to help strengthen your hip and thigh muscles.
Video 27 - Knee Extensions in Sitting - This exercise is used to help strengthen your front of thigh muscles (quads).
Video 28 - Bridging. Use this exercise to help strengthen your bottom and front of thigh (Quads) muscles.
Video 29 - Gluteal Hip Abduction Side Lying - This exercise is used to strengthen the outer hip (gluteal) muscles.
Video 30 - Hip Abduction in Standing. Use this exercise to help strengthen your bottom muscles.
Video 31 - Prone Gluteal raises - This exercise is used to strengthen the buttock muscles (gluteal) and core muscles. Prone means lying on your front.
Video 32 - Gluteal Abduction with Band. Use this as a progression of the previous gluteal exercises. This will help to strengthen your bottom muscles. Your physiotherapist will advice on the strength/colour of the band to use. A change in band strength will make the exercise harder.
Video 33 - Adductor Squeezes - This exercise is used to increase and strengthen the muscles and core of the inner thigh (adductor).
Video 34- Adductor Raises in Slide Lying. This exercise is to strengthen the muscles of your inner thigh (adductors).
Video 35 - Adductor in Standing with a Resistance Band - This exercise is used to improve and strengthen the inner thigh (adductor) muscles and your core muscles.
Video 36 - Hamstring Curls in Standing. This exercise is to help increase the strength in your muscles at the back of your thigh (hamstrings).
Video 37 - Hamstring Dead Lift - This exercise is used as a whole body exercise to improve hamstring (back of leg) and core muscles.
Video 38 - Functional Squat. Use this exercise to help strengthen your lower limb muscles. Especially your front of thigh and bottom muscles.
Video 39 - Functional Lunge. Use this exercise to help strengthen your muscles of your thigh, bottom and core. Please be warned it will require some ability to balance and you may need to do this by a table or chair.
Video 40 - Functional Single Leg Squat - This is a whole body exercise to improve the strength and control of the major muscle groups of your back and lower limb.This is a progression on from Video 38 - Squat and Video 39 - Functional Lunge. Please be aware this exercise requires some ability to balance and you may need to help support yourself on a table or chair.
Video 41 - Functional Balance. This exercise will help you to improve or maintain your balance. Please be warned if your balance is poor then do this exercise near a table or wall.
Video 42 - Foot and Ankle Range of Movement. Use this exercise to maintain or improve your ankle flexibility.
Video 43 - Foot and Ankle Strengthening with Resistance Band - This exercise aims to improve and strengthen the muscles that surround the ankle.
Video 44 - Foot and Ankle Seated Calf raises. Use this exercise to strengthen your calf muscles (gastroc and Soleus).
Video 45 - Foot and Ankle Seated Toe Raises. Use this exercise to strengthen your muscles on the front of your shin.
Video 46 - Foot and Ankle Calf Raises - This exercise aims to improve and strengthen the muscles of the calf (back of lower leg).
Video 47 - Hip Flexor Stretches. Use this exercise to stretch the muscles on the front of your thigh/hip.
Video 48 Hamstring Stretch - Use this exercise to increase the flexibility of the muscles of the back of your thigh (hamstring).
Video 49 - Quad Stretches. Use this exercise to help stretch the muscle on the front of your thigh (quad).
Video 50 - Calf Stretches - Use this exercise to stretch the muscles (gastrocnemius & soleus) on the back of your lower leg / calf.
Disclaimer / Copyright:
"These videos are professionally created and the property of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and should not be used or copied without Connect2Physio’s permission. These exercises should not be used without prior consultation with a medical professional as the use of the wrong exercise may cause additional health related issues and discomfort."