Exercise: A Guide from the National Institute On Aging

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Single Hip Rotation

Illustration of the Single Hip Rotation Stretching exercise Stretches muscles of pelvis and inner thigh. Don't do this exercise if you have had a hip replacement, unless your surgeon approves.

  1. Lie on your back on floor, knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
  2. Keep shoulders on floor throughout exercise.
  3. Lower one knee slowly to side, keeping the other leg and your pelvis in place.
  4. Hold position for 10 to 30 seconds.
  5. Bring knee back up slowly.
  6. Repeat with other knee.
  7. Repeat 3 to 5 times on each side.