The effect of contralateral training: Influence of unilateral isokinetic exercise on one-legged standing balance of the contralateral lower extremity in adults.
Kim K, Cha YJ, Fell DW. Gait Posture. 2011 May;34(1):103-6.
The randomized clinical trial (32 healthy adults) indicated that 2 weeks of unilateral isokinetic hip strengthening (flexion/extension and abduction/adduction) could improve single leg balance on the opposite leg. This study raises several interesting questions but also provides support for encouraging our patients to continue strengthening exercises for the opposite leg while out with an injury.