Hip Flexor Stretch

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Who:

People who sit, run, bike, or spend a lot of time bent over. People with back pain, hip pain, buttock pain.

What:

Muscles that flex the hip: Psoas Major, Iliacus, Rectus Femoris, Tensor Fasciae Latae, Gluteus Medius and Minimus, Sartorius, and the Adductor group. Continue reading

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Adductor Stretch

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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