In this video blog, I demonstrate Physiotherapy exercises for thigh muscles. I specifically target the inner thigh exercise.
Inner Thigh Muscles
Your inner thigh muscles, or adductors, help you with your stabilization as you walk, step up a set of stairs, run, and when you walk on unstable surfaces such as ice and the beach.
This inner thigh exercise will help you strengthen your inner thigh muscles and improve your stability and balance.
Physiotherapy Exercises for Thigh Muscles
Hi I’m Margaret Martin at MelioGuide.
Today I’m going to review with you Physiotherapy exercises for thigh muscles. Specifically, I will demonstrate how to do a strengthening exercise for your inner thighs also known as your adductors.
Adductors and Stabilization
These are important muscles that help in stabilization, when you’re stepping up stairs, when you’re running, when you’re doing any activities, especially on icy surfaces. They really help you with balancing and maintaining your alignment.
Here’s a nice and easy way to do them at home.
1. Get in Position
You need a chair with an open front. You need a towel for your waist and a pillow.
Now you want to position yourself so that your top foot, when it’s pulled toward you in dorsiflexion, that the whole inside of your foot gets to rest on the chair, but your ankle bone is just off the chair. It makes it much more comfortable.
Hand can be resting forward. You want a nice straight body position.
2. Start With the Breath
As with all the exercises, let’s start with the breath. Inhale. Exhale. Gently tighten your pelvic floor, lower tummy muscles, and you’re pulling the inside leg up towards the bottom of the chair, and back down. Controlled both ways.
3. Build Your Endurance
You continue until you’re building to 3 sets of 15 repetitions, obviously doing both sides.
And after you’ve built the endurance of the muscle, if you want to build the strength of the muscle, you can lower your repetitions and add weight to the bottom leg.
So I hope that helps you in strengthening your adductors.
That’s all for MelioGuide today, I’m Margaret Martin signing out.
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