The squat is a great, functional exercise and the corner stone of many leg and hip strengthening routines. BUT what if you can’t squat? May be it’s due to a knee or hip replacement or knee arthritis. In this video, I talk about 6 strengthening exercises. The focus is on the glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, and calves that don’t involve squats geared towards the older adult. Although I do the exercises on the floor, you can always do them in bed if floor transfers are difficult. Bridging for hip and glute strength, straight leg raises for quadricep strength, leg curls for hamstrings, and standing heel raises for calves and gastrocnemius strength. Remember, nothing improves balance than greater lower leg strength. Try and perform leg and hip strengthening exercises 2-3 times per week to maintain balance, stability, strength, and a high level of function. Interested in scheduling either a Tele-PT or in-clinic session? Schedule now online!