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Table 2 Home exercise program for hip muscle retraining, trunk muscle retraining, functional and activity specific retraining and stretching: a semi-standardised approach

From: A phase II trial for the efficacy of physiotherapy intervention for early-onset hip osteoarthritis: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Home exercise program
Exercise Aim Description Timeframe
Deep hip rotator strengthening Optimize hip neuromuscular control and improve dynamic stability of hip See Additional file 2 Session 1 - 4
Hip extensor muscle strengthening Optimize hip neuromuscular control and improve dynamic stability of hip See Additional file 2 Session 1 - 6
Hip abductor muscle strengthening Optimize hip neuromuscular control and improve dynamic stability of hip See Additional file 2 Session 2 - 8
Functional strengthening Improve gluteal and lower limb strength. Practice movement patterns required for optimal daily function See Additional file 2 Session 3 - 8
Balance exercises Improve proprioception and dynamic stability of hip and pelvis See Additional file 2 Session 2 - 8
Anterior hip stretch Assist in regaining full hip extension range of movement See Additional file 2 Session 2 - 8