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Straight Leg Raise

1. Lie on back with uninvolved knee bent so foot is on the floor/table.

2. Contract quadriceps muscle on the involved side then raise straight leg to thigh level of uninvolved leg.

3. Return to starting position slowly to control the lowering phase.

4. Perform 3 sets of 10 repetitions, 1 time a day.

Courtesy of Tomah Memorial Hospital, Department of Physical Therapy, Tomah, WI; Elizabeth C.K. Bender, MSPT, ATC, CSCS; and Whitney Gnewikow, DPT, ATC.