Hip Flexor Stretch

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Muscles that flex the hip: Iliacus, Rectus Femoris, Psoas Major, 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

A Low Back and Hip stretch

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Stretching is an easy, simple way to maintain flexibility in soft tissue. Stretching won’t necessarily make pain in these areas go away, but it can help prevent pain from getting worse, and it is also useful to do in conjunction with massage or other bodywork to prolong the change created in the tissue. Continue reading