To abduct is to move the limb away from the midline, and towards the outer side, with the trunk upright.

hip abduction
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Knee Rehabilitation Principles

A pretty comprehensive rehab section offering descriptions of many of the routine knee exercises, together with an explanation of where each is relevant.

A-Z of Rehabilitation Exercises

An alphabetical list of the sort of exercises usually prescribed by physiotherapists for knee rehabilitation.

Hip external rotation & abduction

Hip exercises to strengthen and balance the lower limb musculature.

Hip abduction

Hip exercises are important in stabilising the lower limb.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

An examination of the gluteal muscle activity associated with dynamic hip abduction and hip external rotation exercise: a systematic review. Macadam P, Cronin J and Contreras B. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Oct; 10(5): 573–591.


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eBook - Cornerstones of Early Knee Rehabilitation

Easy-to-read eBook offering exercises and explanations for knee rehabilitation.