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Increase the Mobility of your Hips with these Exercises!

May 19, 2023 -- Posted by : Dr.Harcourt

When it comes to managing a patient with a musculoskeletal disorder of either the hip or low back, it’s often important to incorporate exercises that promote trunk stability, core strength, and hip muscle function.

In a 2021 study, researchers compared various exercises to identify which work best promote muscle activation in both the trunk and the hips. With the aid of surface electromyography, they identified two exercises that aren’t usually considered as part of a hip/low back rehabilitation program that may produce better results than the standard plank and abdominal crunch:

  • Half-Kneeling Self-oblique: Perform a standard lunge by stepping forward with your left leg and bend the knee and hip 90 degrees, resting the right knee and lower leg on the floor behind you. Next, place your right hand on the inside of the left knee and apply inwards pressure against your hand. Repeat this on the opposite side.
  • Supine Self-oblique: Laying on your back, bend your left knee 90 degrees with your left foot flat on the floor. Cross your right ankle over your left knee and apply pressure with your left hand against your right knee. Repeat this on the opposite side.

Depending on your fitness level and other factors, your doctor of chiropractic may recommend modifications to these exercises so they are easier to perform or so that they can be done while seated when you’re in public or at work. Exercises like these are typically part of a multimodal approach that can include spinal manipulation, mobilization, soft tissue therapy, physiotherapy modalities, and nutrition recommendations.

So, if you are interested in no longer chasing your tail on the pain gerbil wheel and type in pain management near me or chiropractor near me, you may find Coast Chiropractic Centers with Dr. Timothy Harcourt, me, comes up. 

You may wonder, “Is There a Better Way to Address Actually Fixing the Cause of the Pain?”

Once you have experienced the frustration of simply covering over the pain temporarily, you may be more enlightened to the idea of fixing the problem and then keep it that way. Some around you say one description of such an approach is called wellness care.


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If you feel like a gerbil on a perpetual pain wheel and you know it is negatively affecting your quality of life and keeping you from enjoying walks at Fort Myers Beach, playing golf, tennis, pickle ball or others, come see us at Coast Chiropractic Centers located on 7270 College Parkway. 

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