Unilateral stance

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The unilateral stance will strengthen your stability. This exercise should only be done if you don't have any locking, clicking, or giving way in your injured knee.

  • Stand in front of a counter or chair with your hands lightly resting on the counter/chair.
  • Shift all of your weight to your injured leg, and stand only on the injured leg.
  • Stand just on that leg for 30 to 60 seconds, then put the other foot down and rest. Repeat 8 to 12 times during the day.
  • As long as there is no pain, you can make this exercise a little harder by slightly bending your injured knee and standing on just that leg. Hold 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat 8 to 12 times during the day.

Last Updated: March 6, 2009

Medical Review: William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Mary "Ginny" Virginia Keely, PT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT - Physical Therapy

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