1-2 medium springs pedals together or split set so challenging but able to maintain balance.
Standing erect hands holding handles one foot on pedal, ball of foot opposite foot on floor
Facing front exhale to push down on the pedal ,extending the hip and knee. Inhale to slowly return to the starting position . Maintain spine and pelvis in neutral throughout movement may modify breathing as necessary.
Standing on rotator disc with or without rotation.
Heel or ball of foot on pedal. facing side.
crossover outside leg
Remove hands from handles for greater challenge standing leg on ball of foot.
Dropping of unilateral hip,
Leaning posteriorly or
sideways on stance leg balance disorders
hip replacement 90 degree hip flexion
Abductors and adductors, abdominals,
Postural control, mobilisation hip joint without over-using hip flexors, leg axis training, gait pattern training → disengage the other heel (the one not on the paddle) from the floor, proprioception, balance training
Efficiency of hip flexion
Decrease stress on lumbar spine from over recruitment of hip extensor
Improve balance in standing and single leg weight bearing