Lateral Step Down
- HOW: Stand on the edge of the box/step with all of your weight in the affected leg. The non-affected leg will be hovering off the edge of the step. Slowly lower your hips, lightly tap the ground with your non-affected leg, and then come back up.
- FEEL: You should feel all of the thigh muscles and butt muscles working in the leg that you are standing on.
- COMPENSATION: Don’t let the knees cave in or bow out. Be sure to maintain equal weight distribution throughout the entire foot of the standing leg.