The Side Hip Raise

The side hip raise is a wonderful hip exercise for strengthening and balance. In this exercise, we perform alternating or pendulum hip movements which add to the challenge. Make sure you have a chair in front of you for safety and stability. Let’s get started!

About the Author Coach Doug

Doug Schrift is a Physical Therapist, Certified Geriatric Specialist, and senior fitness coach. Doug helps seniors become strong and stable even if they have never exercised before.

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Pamela says July 18, 2017

my husband was thrown from his horse about 20yrs ago. he has one hip lower than the other and has falling episodes because it throws off his balance. can you suggest some exercises to help strengthen his hips. he is 94yrs old. thank you so much

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Dorothy M Wilson says September 22, 2016

I came across these while searching for a way to walk upright again at 88- they have helped enormously – thank you for caring about we older folk – good job !

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Marcia Falconer says August 8, 2016

I am 74 and I do not like to be spoken to like a child.
“Good job” is not something I need to be told. Especially not in that tone of voice.

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