Exercises

SmartPT has hundreds of evidence based exercises. Each exercise comes with a narrated video of the exercise being performed by a patient with a Physical Therapist and exercise position photos.

SmartPT is committed to growing its library of exercises. New exercises are added quarterly. We welcome requests for new exercises. To request an exercise, please email us at support@smartptonline.com and we'll contact you for more information about your request.

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Ankle/Foot
  • Stair Stretch
  • Standing Bent Knee Calf Stretch
  • Standing Calf Stretch
  • Towel Calf Stretch
  • Active Inversion/Eversion
  • Active Plantar/Dorsiflexion
  • Ankle Alphabet
  • Ankle Circles
  • Ankle Pump
  • Crouching Dorsiflexion Self-Mobilization
  • Kneeling Plantarflexion Self-Mobilization
  • Kneeling Toe Extension Self-Mobilization
  • Passive Ankle Inversion/Eversion
  • Passive Ankle Plantar/Dorsiflexion
  • Passive Toe Flexion/Extension
  • Seated Ankle Dorsiflexion Self-Mobilization
  • Standing Ankle Dorsiflexion Self-Mobilization
  • Toe Curl
  • Balance with Forward Reach
  • Balance with Leg Swing
  • Band Resisted Dorsiflexion
  • Band Resisted Eversion
  • Band Resisted Inversion
  • Band Resisted Plantarflexion
  • Bilateral Toe Curl
  • Double Leg Calf Raise
  • Isometric Dorsiflexion
  • Isometric Eversion
  • Isometric Inversion
  • Isometric Plantarflexion
  • Resisted Dorsiflexion
  • Resisted Eversion
  • Resisted Inversion
  • Resisted Plantarflexion in Prone
  • Single Leg Balance
  • Single Leg Balance with Forward Lean
  • Single Leg Calf Raise
  • Standing Toe Raise
  • Toe Pick-Up
  • Unilateral Toe Curl
  • Stair Stretch
  • Standing Bent Knee Calf Stretch
  • Standing Calf Stretch
  • Towel Calf Stretch
  • Active Inversion/Eversion
  • Active Plantar/Dorsiflexion
Back/Pelvis
  • Cat/Cow Stretch
  • Chair Flexion Stretch
  • Child's Pose Stretch
  • Child's Pose: with Rotation Stretch
  • Double Arm Standing Side Stretch
  • Double Knee-to-Chest Stretch
  • Lower Limb Neural Tension
  • Lower Trunk Rotation Stretch
  • Lumbar Rotation Stretch
  • Pigeon Stretch
  • Prone Neural Tension Mobilization
  • Quadratus Stretch
  • Runners Stretch
  • Seated Hamstring Stretch
  • Seated Lower Back Stretch
  • Seated Neural Tension Mobilization
  • Sidelying Quadriceps Stretch
  • Single Arm Standing Side Stretch
  • Single Knee-to-Chest Stretch
  • Single Knee-to-Chest Stretch with Neck Flexion
  • Standing Back Bend
  • Standing Side-Bend Stretch with Arms Folded
  • Supine Hamstring Stretch
  • Supine Hip Flexor Stretch
  • Thoracolumbar Flexion/Side-Bend
  • Wall Flexion Stretch
  • Wall Side Glide
  • Advanced Spinal Rotation I
  • Advanced Spinal Rotation II
  • Anterior Pelvic Tilt
  • Anterior Pelvic Tilt with Hip Extension
  • Cat Stretch
  • Kneeling Anterior Pelvic Tilt
  • Kneeling Pelvic Rotation
  • Kneeling Posterior Pelvic Tilt
  • Left Side Glide
  • Posterior Pelvic Tilt
  • Prone Lumbar Rotation
  • Prone Press-Up
  • Prone Prop
  • Quadruped Side-Bending
  • Right Side Glide
  • Seated Thoracolumbar Rotation
  • Segmental Flexion/Extension
  • Spinal Rotation
  • Standing Anterior Pelvic Tilt
  • Standing Posterior Pelvic Tilt
  • Supine Neural Mobilization
  • Abdominal Bracing
  • Band Resisted Rowing
  • Bilateral Leg Lowering
  • Bridge
  • Bridge with Leg Extension
  • Crossed Upper/Lower Extremity Extension
  • Dead Bug
  • Dead Bug Double Leg Extension
  • Dead Bug Single Leg Extension
  • Double Leg Bent Knee Hip Extension Over Chair
  • Double Leg Hip Extension Over Chair
  • Forward Lean
  • Forward Lunge
  • Glute Set
  • Half Kneeling Forward Lean
  • Kneeling Backward Lean
  • Kneeling Bilateral Arm Raise
  • Kneeling Extension
  • Kneeling to Standing
  • Plank
  • Prone Bent Knee Lift
  • Prone Crossed Extension
  • Prone Extension
  • Prone Extension Isometric
  • Prone Hip External/Internal Rotation
  • Prone Leg Raise
  • Pulling Simulation: Resisted
  • Pushing Simulation: Resisted
  • Quadruped Forward Lean
  • Quadruped Hip Extension
  • Quadruped Knee-to-Chest
  • Quadruped Upper Extremity Extension
  • Resisted Lifting Simulation
  • Resisted Lumbar Rotation
  • Resisted Rotation/Extension Diagonal
  • Resisted Rotation/Flexion Diagonal
  • Seated Lumbar Rotation/Extension
  • Seated Rowing
  • Side Lunge
  • Side Plank
  • Single Leg Hip Extension Over Chair
  • Sitting to Standing
  • Stability Arm Extension
  • Stability Combination
  • Stability Heel Walk
  • Stability Hip Extension -- Unilateral
  • Stability Hip Extension-Bilateral
  • Stability March
  • Standing Resisted Back & Hip Extension
  • Standing Resisted Back Extension
  • Upper Body Extension
  • Wall Squat
  • Cat/Cow Stretch
  • Chair Flexion Stretch
  • Child's Pose Stretch
  • Child's Pose: with Rotation Stretch
  • Double Arm Standing Side Stretch
  • Double Knee-to-Chest Stretch
Cervical Spine
  • Chest Stretch
  • Corner Stretch
  • Levator Scapula Stretch
  • Upper Back Stretch
  • Upper Limb Neural Tension: Median 1
  • Upper Limb Neural Tension: Median 2
  • Upper Limb Neural Tension: Median 3
  • Upper Limb Neural Tension: Radial 1
  • Upper Limb Neural Tension: Radial 2
  • Upper Limb Neural Tension: Radial 3
  • Upper Limb Neural Tension: Ulnar 1
  • Upper Limb Neural Tension: Ulnar 2
  • Upper Limb Neural Tension: Ulnar 3
  • Upper Trapezius Stretch
  • Active Neck Extension
  • Active Neck Rotation
  • Lateral Neck Flexion
  • Neck Retraction
  • Seated Cervico-Thoracic Extension/Rotation
  • Suboccipital Stretch
  • Supine Thoracic Rotation
  • Supine Thoracic Rotation with Cervical and Lumbar Opposition
  • Supine Thoracic Rotation with Cervical Opposition
  • Upper Cervical Extension (Sitting)
  • Upper Cervical Rotation
  • Upper Cervical Rotation Mobilization
  • Alternating Isometrics In Neutral
  • Isometric Extension In Neutral
  • Isometric Extension Out of Neutral
  • Isometric Flexion In Neutral
  • Isometric Flexion Out of Neutral
  • Isometric Lateral Bending In Neutral
  • Isometric Lateral Bending Out of Neutral
  • Isometric Rotation In Neutral
  • Isometric Rotation Out of Neutral
  • Manually Resisted Cervical Extension
  • Manually Resisted Cervical Flexion
  • Prone Neck Retraction
  • Rotation Resisted through Range
  • Shoulder Shrug
  • Side-Bend Resisted through Range
  • Upper Cervical Flexion: Resisted
  • Chest Stretch
  • Corner Stretch
  • Levator Scapula Stretch
  • Upper Back Stretch
  • Upper Limb Neural Tension: Median 1
  • Upper Limb Neural Tension: Median 2
Elbow/Wrist/Hand
  • Elbow Flexion Stretch Over Head
  • Forearm Pronation Stretch
  • Forearm Supination Stretch
  • Prayer Stretch
  • Wrist Extensor Stretch
  • Wrist Flexor Stretch
  • Wrist Flexor Table Stretch
  • Active DIP Flexion/Extension
  • Active Elbow Flexion/Extension
  • Active Finger Flexion/Extension
  • Active Forearm Pronation/Supination
  • Active PIP Flexion/Extension
  • Active Radial Deviation
  • Active Thumb Abduction/Adduction
  • Active Thumb Flexion/Extension
  • Active Wrist Extension
  • Active Wrist Flexion
  • Active Wrist Flexion/Extension
  • Active Wrist Ulnar Deviation
  • Finger Opposition
  • Palm Hollowing Exercise
  • Passive DIP Flexion/Extension
  • Passive Elbow Flexion/Extension
  • Passive MP Flexion/Extension
  • Passive PIP Flexion/Extension
  • Passive Radial/Ulnar Deviation
  • Passive Thumb MCP Flexion/Extension
  • Passive Wrist Flexion/Extension
  • PassiveThumb DIP Flexion/Extension
  • Thumb/Finger Flexion
  • Band Bicep Curl
  • Band Resisted Elbow Extension
  • Band Resisted Pronation
  • Band Resisted Radial Deviation
  • Band Resisted Supination
  • Band Resisted Thumb Abduction
  • Band Resisted Wrist Extension
  • Band Resisted Wrist Flexion
  • Isometric Supination
  • Isometric Thumb Extension
  • Isometric Thumb Flexion
  • Isometric Ulnar Deviation
  • Isometric Wrist Extension
  • Isometric Wrist Flexion
  • Isometric Wrist Radial Deviation
  • Manually Resisted Finger Extension
  • Modified Dip
  • Resisted Band Finger Flexion
  • Resisted Bicep Curl
  • Resisted Finger Abduction
  • Resisted Finger Extension
  • Resisted Finger Extension/Thumb Abduction
  • Resisted Pronation/Supination
  • Resisted Thumb Extension
  • Resisted Thumb Flexion
  • Resisted Thumb Opposition
  • Resisted Tricep Extension Supine
  • Resisted Ulnar Deviation
  • Resisted Wrist Extension
  • Resisted Wrist Radial Deviation
  • Towel Roll Squeeze
  • Elbow Flexion Stretch Over Head
  • Forearm Pronation Stretch
  • Prayer Stretch
  • Wrist Extensor Stretch
  • Wrist Flexor Stretch
  • Wrist Flexor Table Stretch
Hip & Knee
  • Advanced Quadriceps Stretch
  • Lunge Stretch
  • Modified Hip Flexor Stretch
  • Piriformis Figure 4 Stretch
  • Seated Groin Stretch
  • Seated Piriformis Stretch
  • Standing Hamstring Stretch
  • Standing ITB Stretch
  • Standing Quadriceps Stretch
  • Supine Piriformis/ITB Stretch
  • TFL Stretch
  • Half-Kneeling Knee Flexion Self-Mobilization
  • Knee Flexion on Wall
  • Passive Knee Flexion
  • Patellar Glide Inferior/Superior
  • Patellar Glide Medial/Lateral
  • Posterior Tibial Glide: Self Mobilization
  • Prone Hang
  • Quadruped Knee Flexion Mobilization
  • Seated Active Assisted Knee Flexion/Extension
  • Standing Knee Flexion
  • Supine Bent Knee Fall-Out
  • Supine Heel Slide
  • Supine Hip Abduction/Adduction
  • Supine Knee Extension Stretch
  • Band Resisted Hamstring Curl
  • Band Resisted Hip Abduction
  • Band Resisted Hip Abduction Standing
  • Band Resisted Hip Adduction Standing
  • Band Resisted Hip Extension Standing
  • Band Resisted Hip External Rotation
  • Band Resisted Hip Flexion Standing
  • Band Resisted Hip Internal Rotation
  • Band Resisted Knee Extension
  • Chair Squat
  • Clock Steps
  • Deep Squat
  • Hamstring Set
  • Hip Hike
  • Isometric Hip Abduction
  • Isometric Hip Adduction
  • Prone Hip Extension
  • Prone Quad Set
  • Quad Set
  • Quad Set with Towel
  • Quadruped Hip Abduction
  • Resisted Knee Extension
  • Side-Lying Hip Abduction
  • Side-Lying Hip Abduction with Pillow
  • Single Leg Oscillations
  • Single Leg Rotations
  • Sit to Stand
  • Standing Hamstring Curl
  • Standing Hip Flexion
  • Step-Down/Step-Up
  • Straight Leg Raise (Phase 1)
  • Straight Leg Raise (Phase 2)
  • Straight Leg Raise (Phase 3)
  • Straight Leg Raise Adduction
  • Straight Leg Raise: with External Leg Rotation
  • Supine Straight Leg Raise: Bent Knee
  • Advanced Quadriceps Stretch
  • Lunge Stretch
  • Modified Hip Flexor Stretch
  • Piriformis Figure 4 Stretch
  • Seated Groin Stretch
  • Seated Piriformis Stretch
Mid Back
  • Upper Thoracic Stretch
  • Cervico-Thoracic Self-Mobilization
  • Seated Thoracic Self-Mobilization
  • Side-Bending Thoracic Self-Mobilization
  • Supine Chest Stretch
  • Supine Scapular Retraction/External Rotation
  • Thoracic Self-Mobilization Stretch
  • Thoracolumbar Side-Bend (Self-Mobilization)
  • Modified Scapular Stabilization
  • Prone  T Scapular Retraction
  • Prone  U Scapular Retraction
  • Prone Resisted  T Scapular Retraction
  • Prone Resisted  Y Scapular Stabilization
  • Prone Scapular Retraction
  • Scapular Stabilization
  • Serratus Press
  • Supermans
  • Upper Thoracic Stretch
  • Cervico-Thoracic Self-Mobilization
  • Seated Thoracic Self-Mobilization
  • Side-Bending Thoracic Self-Mobilization
  • Supine Chest Stretch
  • Supine Scapular Retraction/External Rotation
Shoulder
  • Door Frame External Rotation
  • Extension Stretch
  • Inferior Capsule Stretch
  • Posterior Capsule Stretch
  • Towel Stretch
  • Wall Flexion
  • 90*/90* Arm Slide
  • Active Abduction
  • Active Extension
  • Active Flexion
  • Active Side-Lying Abduction
  • Anterior Glide
  • Blank ROM
  • Distraction
  • External/Internal Rotation- in Abduction
  • External/Internal Rotation-in Flexion
  • Inferior Glide
  • Pendulums Circular
  • Pendulums Flexion/Extension
  • Pendulums Side-to-Side
  • Posterior Glide
  • Seated Abduction on Table
  • Seated Flexion on Table
  • Self Anterior Glide Mobilization
  • Self Inferior Glide-Abduction
  • Self Inferior Glide-Abduction Above 90*
  • Self Lateral Glide
  • Self Posterior/Inferior Glide-Flexion Below 90*
  • Self Posterior/Inferior Glide-Flexion Above 90*
  • Supine Wand 90*/90* External/Internal Rotation
  • Supine Wand External Rotation
  • Supine Wand Flexion
  • Supine Wand Horizontal Abduction/Adduction
  • Wand Abduction
  • Wand External/Internal Rotation at 90*
  • Wand Flexion
  • Band Resisted Abduction
  • Band Resisted Backhand
  • Band Resisted Bilateral External Rotation in Neutral
  • Band Resisted Bilateral Horizontal Abduction
  • Band Resisted D1 Extension
  • Band Resisted D1 Flexion
  • Band Resisted Extension
  • Band Resisted External Rotation
  • Band Resisted External Rotation at 90*
  • Band Resisted External Rotation in Abduction
  • Band Resisted Flexion
  • Band Resisted Forehand
  • Band Resisted Full Range Shoulder Flexion
  • Band Resisted Horizontal Adduction
  • Band Resisted Internal Rotation
  • Band Resisted Internal Rotation at 90*
  • Band Resisted Scapular Depression
  • Band Resisted Serving/Throwing
  • D2 Shoulder Extension
  • D2 Shoulder Flexion
  • Empty Can
  • Isometric Abduction - Neutral
  • Isometric Adduction
  • Isometric Extension - Neutral
  • Isometric External Rotation - Neutral
  • Isometric External Rotation at 90*
  • Isometric Flexion - Neutral
  • Isometric Internal Rotation
  • Isometric Internal Rotation at 90*
  • Quadruped Rocking
  • Resisted Abduction
  • Resisted Extension
  • Resisted External Rotation Side-Lying
  • Resisted Flexion
  • Resisted Flexion Supine
  • Resisted Internal Rotation Side-Lying
  • Resisted Scaption Standing
  • Standing Scapular Retraction
  • Standing Scapular Retraction and External Rotation
  • Standing Scapular Retraction in Abduction
  • Standing Scapular Retraction with Arm Elevation
  • Unilateral Scapular Retraction
  • Wall Clocks
  • Wall Push-Up
  • Door Frame External Rotation
  • Extension Stretch
  • Inferior Capsule Stretch
  • Posterior Capsule Stretch
  • Towel Stretch
  • Wall Flexion
TMJ
  • Mandibular Depression Stretch
  • Mandibular Lateral Glide
  • Mandibular Protrusion
  • Mandibular Relaxation
  • Mandibular Retraction
  • Mandibular Self Mobilization All Glides
  • Mandibular Traction
  • Test 100
  • Isometric Depression
  • Isometric Lateral Glide
  • Isometric Occlusion
  • Isometric Protrusion
  • Resisted Occlusion
  • Mandibular Depression Stretch
  • Mandibular Lateral Glide
  • Mandibular Protrusion
  • Mandibular Relaxation
  • Mandibular Retraction
  • Mandibular Self Mobilization All Glides
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