Table 2

Holmich protocol: module 2—from third week

ExerciseAmount (all performed twice)Rest period
1 Leg abduction and adduction exercise carried out in side lying5 series of 10 repetitions of each exercise1 min rest after one set of 10 repetitions of each exercise
2 Low-back extension exercise prone on the end of bench5 series of 10 repetitions1 min rest after 10 consecutive repetitions
3 One-leg weight pulling abduction/adduction standing*5 series of 10 repetitions for each leg1 min rest after one set of 10 repetitions of each exercise
4 Abdominal sit-ups both in straight and in oblique direction5 series of 10 repetitions1 min rest after 10 consecutive repetitions
5 One-leg coordination exercise with flexing and extending knee and swinging arms in same rhythm (cross-country skiing on one leg)5 series of 10 repetitions for each leg1 min rest after one set for each leg
6 Training in sideways motion on a ‘Fitter’5 min
7 Balance exercise on wobble board5 min
8 Ikating motions on sliding board5 sets of 1 min rest after each set continuous work1 min rest after each set
  • *For one-leg weight-pulling abduction/adduction, the perceived resistance was determined by the physiotherapist at the baseline, which was the maximum weight that could be handled by the subject without pain for 10 repetitions. This weight was increased by the physiotherapist every week of treatment.