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Side step up is an excellent exercise to encourage lateral movements which can help stabilise the hip and pelvis. The exercise also works on function and range of movement of the ankle, knee, hip and builds core stability. This exercise also builds muscular endurance.


  • Stand beside the step with both feet together
  • Step up with one leg, followed by the other one
  • Further directions may be progressed by your Physiotherapist


Make sure this exercise is done with a proper step surface at an appropriate height prescribed by your physiotherapist. It should be performed carefully at home using a rail for support if needed.