FootBook Exercise 1: Seated Chair Basic Exercises for the Feet and Toes
Step 1. To perform this exercise, while side lying with feet, back and buttocks flat against a wall, tummy pulled inwards. Take a breath in while holding your stomach in.
Step 2. Slowly raise your upper leg as far as possible. The body positioning is everything. The reason why you need to be flat against the wall is to stop your body rolling backwards to assist the weak gluteal muscles. Perform this exercise 5 times. The stronger the gluteals the easier it becomes. This exercise takes effort. Some patients develop pain when lifting their leg. This eventually disappears with repetitions and time.