The Hip Bridge Exercise is commonly prescribed as part of a program to increase hip and pelvis strength.  This exercise primarily works the gluteals and hamstrings.  The key with this exercise is to focus on getting a good “squeeze” out of the glutes.  It is also important to maintain a neutral spine position throughout the exercise.  For those clients with weak glutes and over active hamstrings, there is a chance that you may cramp in your hamstrings whilst performing this exercise.  The picture below on the left demonstrates the conventional hip bridge movement.  The pictures on the right demonstrate a single leg hip bridge and require the individual to work much harder at though the hips/pelvis and maintaining a a neutral pelvis and spine.

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This blog was written by Osteopath Heath Williams.  Heath is the director of Principle Four Osteopathy and Corporate Work Health Australia.  Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD 3000 leading Osteopathic clinics.  The clinic is located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD at 29 Somerset Place (near the corner of Little Bourke & Elizabeth St).  Appointments can be made by calling 03 9670 9290 or booking online @ www.principlefourosteopathy.com. loans with no credit checks or fees

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