PT Exercise Videos

The following videos are designed to demonstrate exercises that were prescribed to you by your Cornell Health physical therapist.

Please follow the recommendations given to you by your physical therapist during your appointment(s). If any of the exercises cause you pain, or if you are unable to perform them correctly, please stop and speak with your physical therapist before proceeding.

Closed captioning: Real-time text transcription is available for these videos. Once you start a video, click on the "interactive transcript" button just below the video.

Ankle Strengthening Exercises:

  1. Ankle Eversion with Band
  2. Ankle Dorsiflexion with Band
  3. Ankle Inversion with Band
  4. Ankle Plantarflexion with Band
  5. Single Leg Balance
  6. Single Limb Stance on Pillow

Lower Extremity Range of Motion Exercises:

  1. Heel Slides on Wall
  2. Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch
  3. Prone Knee Flexion
  4. Standing Gastrocnemius Stretch at Wall
  5. Standing Quad Stretch
  6. Standing Quad Stretch with Towel
  7. Standing Soleus Stretch at Wall
  8. Supine Hip External Rotation
  9. Supine Hip External Rotation with Towel
  10. Supine Hip Internal Rotation

Lower Extremity Strengthening Exercises:

  1. Clamshells
  2. Double Leg Bridge
  3. Fire Hydrant
  4. Forward Step Tos
  5. Forward Step Ups
  6. Hamstring Curls on Therapy Ball
  7. Kneeling Plank Hip Extension
  8. Lateral Step Downs
  9. Monster Walks
  10. Quad Sets with Towel Roll
  11. Short Arc Quad
  12. Single Leg Bridge
  13. Single Leg Hamstring Curl on Therapy Ball
  14. Steamboat Abduction
  15. Steamboat Adduction
  16. Steamboat Extensions
  17. Steamboat Forward Flexion
  18. Straight Leg Raise in Side Lying Adduction
  19. Straight Leg Raise in Side Lying
  20. Straight Leg Raise Prone
  21. Straight Leg Raise
  22. Terminal Knee Extension

Neural Glide Exercises:

  1. Neural Glide with Median Bias
  2. Neural Glide with Radial Bias
  3. Neural Glide with Radial Bias and Head Tilt
  4. Neural Glide Ulnar Bias
  5. Neural Glide with Ulnar Bias and Head Tilt
  6. Supine Lower Extremity Neural Glide

Scapular Strengthening Exercises:

  1. Standing Scapular Retraction - Straight elbows
  2. Standing Scapular Retraction - Bent elbows

Shoulder Range of Motion videos:

  1. Assisted External Rotation at 45 Degrees
  2. Assisted External Rotation at 90 Degrees
  3. Assisted External Rotation in Neutral
  4. Assisted Flexion in Lying
  5. Sleeper Stretch

Shoulder Strengthening videos:

  1. Dips
  2. Isotonic Flexion
  3. Isotonic Scaption
  4. Prone Arms at 90 Degrees
  5. Prone Arms at 120 Degrees
  6. Push Up Plus on Table
  7. Push Up Plus
  8. Side Lying External Rotation
  9. Supine Serratus Punch
  10. Wall Perturbations with Ball

Shoulder Strengthening with Bands videos:

  1. Shoulder External Rotation at 45 Degrees
  2. Shoulder External Rotation at 90 Degrees
  3. Shoulder External Rotation in Neutral
  4. Shoulder Internal Rotation at 45 degrees
  5. Shoulder Internal Rotation at 90 degrees
  6. Shoulder Internal Rotation in Neutral
  7. Wall Walking with Bands
  8. Lawn Mower
  9. Robber

Spine Exercise videos:

  1. Prone Press Ups with Lock and Sag
  2. Prone Press Ups
  3. Repeated Extension in Lying with Towel
  4. Repeated Extension in Quadruped
  5. Repeated Extension with Belt Over Ironing Board
  6. Standing Lunge
  7. Standing Squat
  8. Thoracic Extension Mobilization on Chair
  9. Thoracic Extension Mobilization Quadruped
  10. Thoracic Extension Mobilization Seat with Towel Roll
  11. Thoracic Rotation Mobilization Quadruped
  12. Tin Soldier