Down Stairs


Prevention and Treatment of Youth Sport Injuries
an Online Resource

Use stairs with a railing in case of excessive fatigue. For exercise purposes step down with the uninjured leg and up with the injured leg to achieve the greatest amount of resistance. This should be done facing down the stairs. Use an appropriate height that does not aggravate the joints but can challenge the musculature of the legs. Complete repetitions in sets of 10 to 15 to achieve the strength needed to traverse stair cases in the real world. Repeat 3-5 sets.