Side Leg Raises
A simple exercise you can do at home with a chair or wall for support.
The side leg raise is both a strength and a balance exercise and requires no special equipment.
Stand quite narrowly with the support of a chair, drop the weight into the foot that will stay grounded with a slightly softened knee (not locked out).
Raise your other leg slowly and smoothly as far as you can manage to the side without having to lean your body to compensate.
Keep your toes facing forward as you do this.
If you can manage, hold for 3-4 seconds before slowly lowering.
You can do around 6-8 repetitions on each side. Aim to repeat this 2-3 times.
You can also develop this by reducing the amount of support from the chair or wall. Practice with just using as little support as you can. This exercise will help improve your balance and increase your strength in the hip area.