Featured Exercise: Step Over and Back
Patients who have had knee or hip surgery often need help regaining their stair climbing ability. What better place than in the pool where they don’t have to carry all of their weight?
You can start with simple step-ups and step-downs. The Step Over & Back exercise in the video is the most advanced, especially for total knee replacement patients.
Have your client or patient put the foot of their strongest leg in the center of the step and learn to do the exercise on the normal side first. Then they can try it on the affected side. In this video, you’ll see several variations.