Strengthening Exercises: Lower Extremity Exercises

In the Chair

"Marching in Sitting"

  1. Sit comfortably
  2. Lift one leg up towards chest
  3. Slowly lower foot back down to floor
  4. Repeat 10 times (may alternate legs)

"Knee Straightening"

  1. Sit with your thighs fully supported
  2. Straighten one knee fully
  3. Slowly lower
  4. Repeat 10 times each leg (may alternate)

"Ankle Pumps"

  1. Bend ankle up toward your body as far as possible
  2. Now point toe away from your body
  3. Repeat 10 times (can do both feet at once)

"Sit to Stand"

  1. Sit on edge of chair, feet flat on floor
  2. Stand upright
  3. Repeat 10 times
Before initiating any exercise program, consult with your physician and or physical therapist.