Hip abduction is a knee rehabilitation exercise to improve range of motion of the hip and to strengthen the hip abductor muscles.

hip abduction open chain exercise
Hip abduction is included in the list of exercises that are helpful in knee rehabilitation.


The importance of hip muscle strengthening

Hip abduction is the movement of taking the leg away from the midline. Being able to move freely in that direction is important in moving to the side, gliding out of the car, and in rotational movements. The exercise strengthens the gluteus medius, gluteus minimus and the tensor fasciae lata muscles. Good hip abduction will benefit patients undertaking knee rehabilitation, especially for knock-knees (valgus).


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.