Beginner Exercise Videos

Before starting any exercise routine, talk with your Physician and /or Physical Therapist to decide if you are currently able to perform these exercises. Your professional medical team will be able to determine the frequency and reptitions you need to enhance your ability to become stronger and mobile. We want you to progress, but our biggest desire is that you are safe. 

Exercises for Amputees - Lower extremity Strength

 

By Cindy Asch Martin  

Abdominal curl-ups - Below Knee 

 

    Abdominal curl-up exercise helps strengthen the abdominal muscles. Strong abdominal muscles help above knee amputees with improved posture, improved mobility, improved bed mobility, improved sit to stand. Also helps reduce back pain.  Video provided by Advanced Prosthetics

 Single Leg Bridge - Above Knee

 

      Exercise for the above the knee amputee strengthens the gluteal muscles (butt muscles). Strengthening these muscles will improve your overall posture especially while standing. It will also help your ability to get up out of a chair, ascend stairs and slopes. Most importantly it helps the wearer stabilize the prosthetic knee while walking so that it doesn't buckle. Video provided by Advanced Prosthetics

Prone Hip Extension Exercise- Above Knee

 

    Exercise for amputees that strengthening Gluteal (butt) muscles. This muscle group is one of the most important muscles used in walking with a prosthesis. Strong hip extension muscles help prevent the knee from buckling and propel you up slopes.

Video provided by Advanced Prosthetics

 

 

 

Amputee Exercise - Below Knee - Knee to Chest Stretch

 

Exercise for amputees to help them improve hip and trunk flexibility. Improved flexibility will aid in upright posture and overall function.

 

Video provided by Advanced Prosthetics

 

Amputee Exercise - Below Knee - Hamstrings Stretch

 

Exercise for amputees to help them improve hip and trunk flexibility. Improved flexibility will aid in upright posture and overall function

 

Video provided by Advanced Prosthetics

 

Amputee Exercise - Below knee -Quadrep Arm and leg lift.

 

Exercise for amputees that helps improves core stability and works on overall balance. It also helps maintain an upright posture both standing and while walking. It will help maintain standing balance during instances where a person bumps into the amputee. (example -- large crowds)

 

Video provided by Advanced Prosthetics

 

Abled Amputees of America, Advanced Prosthetics or Personal Affects is not responsible for any injury that occurs for those who try these exercises. We highly recommend, before starting any exercise program, the user get approval from his/her MD. 

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