Here is My Question:
I need to strengthen a weak leg and my doctor told me that I have stiffness. I am wondering when I am not at the gym, which stretches or strengthening exercises can I do at home?!
The best advice for this question is to pursue an evaluation by a physical therapist for instruction on the appropriate stretching and strengthening exercises. The PT can provide a comprehensive home exercise program that can be followed in conjunction with any gym activity. There are multiple muscle groups in the lower extremities; the PT evaluation will determine which areas require strengthening and stretching.
Matthew Farr, M.S., P.T.,
Mandell Center for Multiple Sclerosis
Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Hartford CT
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