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Quadriceps Contraction Repeat 10 times. Lie on stomach with a towel roll under the ankle of your operated knee. Push ankle down into the towel roll. Your leg should straighten as much as possible. Hold for 5 seconds. Relax.

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How to do the Straight Leg Raise Exercise the Right Way

How to properly perform a straight leg raise to help improve hip and leg strength after lower extremity injury or surgery.


Straight Leg Raises, Standing Repeat 10 times. Support yourself, if necessary, and slowly lift your leg forward keeping your knee straight. Return to the starting position. Advanced: Before starting, add weights to your ankle, starting with 1 pound of weight and building up to a maximum of 5 pounds of weight over 4 weeks.