Mazenderan Posted September 29, 2008 Report Share Posted September 29, 2008 Hello. I have been assigned thera-band exercises by my physiotherapist to help strengthen my hips (I have strained ligaments due to the fact the I have insufficient muscular strength to support my hypermobile hip and lumbar area). It is difficult and painful for me to raise my leg in a la seconde, primarily, but also en avant (but not en arriere - weirdly) Aside from a couple of basic exercises, he has asked that I do my usual ballet 'moves', but with a thera-band attached to provide resistance. While he is a very good physio, he really specialises in treating footballers - and I was just wondering if anyone with more ballet knowledge could offer and advice as to the best steps to perform for hip strengthening? I'm guessing it's things like tendu a la seconde (I sustained the original injury doing ronde de jambe en l'air) - but ought I attach the theraband to my other leg, or a table, or what? Any advice would be appreciated P.S. - I posted this here because, although I am looking for advice on rehab from an injury, I supposed that hip strengthening with a thera-band might be of use to everyone - and not just those of us currently hobbling ;) Sorry if this is the wrong forum. Quote Link to comment
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