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Strengthening Exercises

Updated: Apr 29, 2021

40 years old woman with Left Hemiparesis and foot drop

1. Climbing up backwards – emphasizes the clearance phase, proprioception, balance, and movement planning.

2. Going down backwards – emphasizes muscle eccentric construction, balance, proprioception, and movement planning.

3. Climbing up sideways and 'crossing over' – emphasizes movement planning, range of motion and lower limb strengthening.

4. Plantar-dorsi flexion transition - strengthening plantar flexion and dorsiflexion range of motion.

5. Lifting the strong leg to higher steps – emphasizes balance, movement planning, weight-bearing, and lower limb strengthening.

6. Lifting the weak leg to higher steps - emphasizes movement planning and proprioception.

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