People who sit, run, bike, or spend a lot of time bent over. People with back pain, hip pain, buttock pain.
Muscles that flex the hip: Psoas Major, Iliacus, Rectus Femoris, Tensor Fasciae Latae, Gluteus Medius and Minimus, Sartorius, and the Adductor group. Continue reading
The adductors (muscles of the groin and inside of the thigh) are often left out when we think of self care for the hips and low back, but they are important hip flexors and stabilizers, heavily involved in holding us upright and allowing us to bend, squat, run, and jump with ease. Furthermore, they all attach to the pelvis, and when tight, their pull can affect alignment of all the surrounding tissues, including the back. Continue reading
This stretch can feel great for anyone experiencing tightness in their piriformis or gluteus muscles, and people with sciatica symptoms because loosening these muscles is one step in reducing tension on the sciatic nerve.