Restorative Solutions

Dumbbell Squat

Stand with your feet on shoulders distance… Hold some weight in each hand with your arms at your sides and palms facing inwards. Slowly bend your knees about eight inches. Keep your back slightly arched. Pause. Slowly rise to an upright position. Do eight to 12 repetitions. Rest and repeat the set again.

Hip Extension

Once you’re strong enough, your PT may suggest strengthening glutes with hip extensions. Stand behind a stubby chair. Hold your back for balance, bend your trunk 45 degrees forward. Slowly raise your right leg as high as possible without bending your knee. Pause. Slowly lower the leg. Aim for eight to 12 repetitions. Repeat with your left leg. Rest and repeat the set again.

Altogether, these few simple exercises may very well bar you from any hip-related surgery intrusion!