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Crutches – Hip Mobilisation & Rotation

photo of a patient crutch walking and rotate their hips after injury

We have been doing a lot of work here at Therapyroom1 pushing the goal posts forwards in order to give you the best types of rehab you can do at home and we developed this in in the past and wanted to share it with you, trust me it has amazing effects on the hip.  For the medical therapists who might want to use this exercise, this movement lies along the saggital, frontal and transverse plane and is primarily a weight bearing range of motion exercise.

This exercise is designed for post-surgery and patients who suffer from acute and chronic hip pain.

Level: Intermediate Stage

Equipment: a pair of elbow or armpit crutches, ball, a chalk line


  • Stand up with your feet either side of the line.
  • Place the ball between your feet (someone might need to help you do this).
  • Keep in total contact with the ball at all times (both feet).
  • Move the right crutch forwards about 6-9 inches, then move your left foot forwards (around the ball), try to keep the ball on the line.
  • Move your left crutch forwards about 6-9 inches and move your tight foot forwards so that it is equal to you left foot.
  • Repeat the above steps travelling along the line with the ball.
  • (Take your time!)

Make it Harder

As you get stronger doing this exercise progress on to the next level – without crutches!

If you carefully do this exercise right you will find that you will develop a better range of movement in the hips as well as strength and conditioning of them too. If you suffer from hip pain in any way and need help please call Therapyroom1 and speak to a qualified practitioner today or make an appointment on 01522 511834.

Note :// Although these exercises are designed for  you to help yourself, we urge caution in all rehabilitation that you do not over do this exercise. If you feel pain or are worried that you are not doing this exercise correctly then call 01522 511834 and make an appointment to get an examination, diagnosis and treatment from one of our highly trained practitioners.

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