Straight Leg Raise


  • Sit on the dialysis chair or bed with your back supported
  • Straighten one leg, breathe in
  • Breathe out and slowly lift your leg (approx. 30-40°)  
  • Breathe in and slowly lower your leg to return to the starting position
    (You can bend your other leg for support if needed)
  • Repeat 10-15 times
  • Repeat on the other leg


2-4 sets, increase weight over time


If you cannot raise your leg to 30°, lift your leg as high as you can and progress to 30° over time.