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The sit-to-stand exercise (also known as the chair stand or chair rise exercise) strengthens your lower body and helps you maintain or improve your mobility and independence. The end goal is to do the sit-to-stand exercise without using your hands. This will be easier as you become stronger. You should always talk with your health care provider before starting any exercise program, especially if you have had recent surgery.
Do the exercise exactly as told by your health care provider and adjust it as directed. It is normal to feel mild stretching, pulling, tightness, or discomfort as you do this exercise, but you should stop right away if you feel sudden pain or your pain gets worse. Do not begin doing this exercise until told by your health care provider.
To change the difficulty of the sit-to-stand exercise
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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