A TERRIFIC video from our clinic director @mikeoakesphysio
with ideas to get those hips moving. Great advice, Mike!
The hip, anatomically referred to as the coxofemoral joint, boasts a large range of motion, one that rivals that of the shoulder. Practically speaking, the hip allows for the healthy transfer of forces between our lower and upper extremities. It is also one of the main rotatory centers of the body. A healthy, bio-mechanically sound hip enables us to walk, run, squat, and walk up and down stairs with ease. —�-
[Video at 2x speed]
Modified Climber’s stretch
1️⃣Start in a lunge position. If available, use an elevated surface.
2️⃣Lean as far forward as possible while maintaining good form. For those with limited hip mobility, engage the barrier of motion.
3️⃣Hold this end-range position while bringing your knee laterally, away from midline. 💡Keep your foot flat at all times.
1️⃣Set up with one leg in front of the other. Bend the leg so that your knee and your hip are bent at 90 degree angles
2️⃣In a slow and controlled manner, gently lower your trunk towards the floor.
3️⃣Use your hands to help you press up and out of the stretch
Lunge + thoracic rotation
1️⃣Set up in a lunge position. Lean your body as far forward as you can while maintaining good form.
2️⃣Set one hand on the ground and lock it against your front leg.
3️⃣In a slow and controlled manner, use your other hand to reach up towards the sky as your rotate away from your front leg.