This exercise is designed to improve your ability to balance on one leg, which is important with walking and to limit the risk of falling and experiencing a secondary injury.
- Position yourself standing with a chair or sturdy object in front of you such as a bathroom or kitchen counter
- Pick up one foot and balance on the leg that is in contact with the ground. Focus on standing upright and not letting yourself lean side-to-side. It is ok to let your hip and knee bend a little bit.
- Grab the chair or sturdy object if you lose your balance