Chiropractor Chandler AZ

Beginning Knee Exercises: Square Dance Balance Exercise

Stand on your right leg with the left held slightly in the air. Keeping all your weight on the right foot, reach the left behind you and tap the ground without supporting any body weight. Then reach the leg forward and tap a point in front of your right leg. Next reach back and to the left, tapping the ground, then reach forward and to the left. Think of tapping the corners of a square. Repeat 10 times on each leg.

Once you have become comfortable with the square dance exercise, begin crossing behind and in front of your body. When standing on your right leg, your left foot will tap a point behind and to the right of your body. Likewise, when standing on your left leg, tap a point in front and to the left of your body.

These exercises are challenging your knee and hip balance while increasing stabilization strength and endurance.

square dance balance exercise square dance balance exercise square dance balance exercise square dance balance exercise

For more advanced knee exercises, please visit the Knee Exercises AZ page.

For more information on soft tissue treatments for knee pain treatment, visit Graston Technique & ART for Knee Pain.

If you really want to learn more about eliminating knee pain with conservative treatments and avoiding surgery, get your free ebook Complete Guide to Knee Pain Treatment. The book will explain all treatment options and provide valuable information for home treatments in addition to information on the best physical therapy treatments for restoring pain free knee function.