Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch

The kneeling hip flexor stretch is one of my favourite go to stretches for the hip flexor as most people who try it find that it is really effective.  Start in the kneeling position and ensure that your grounded knee sits directly underneath your hip and your spine is stacked on top of this.  Ideally keep the back foot placement up on the toes and place the front leg in a position where the tibia is vertical to the ground.  In this position then tense/contract the glute on the grounded knee side and for many of you, you will then feel a nice hip flexor stretch.  If you are looking to progress or vary this stretch further, try using the arm(s) and place them in different positions for a static hold. This can then be progressed further by adding movement to the arms to create an added stretch.

Hip Flexor Stretch 1

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Hip Flexor Stretch 3

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This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.

Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD and Docklands leading osteopathy clinics.  We provide a range of services that includes hands on manual therapy, exercise prescription for rehabilitation, strength and conditioning and performance, functional movement screening and ergonomic risk assessments.

If you would like to find out more about our practice, please check us out at www.principlefourosteopathy.com.   Appointments can be made by calling 03 9670 9290 or booking online at www.principlefourosteopathy.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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