Mobility Monday #4: Hip Flexor and Capsular Tightness

Didn’t get a chance to get out my previous #MobilityMonday posts? Here is a list of what you missed:

  1. Great Toe
  2. Ankle
  3. Hip (Adductors)

Since there are so many vital areas of the hip that pertain to optimal movement and function, I wanted to stay at this joint a little longer. This week, let’s take a look at the hip flexors and posterior joint capsule. We have all heard the quote, “Sitting is the new smoking of this generation.” That’s exactly what your hips think. Excess sitting can cause significant tightness through the hip flexors and changes in joint position.

In this video, I show you a simple test on how to determine hip flexor length, addressing tightness with self-myofascial release, and band mobilization of the hip to restore positioning. Regardless of what you do for work or athletics, these strategies can make an impact. Click the video below to learn more…

By: Garrett McLaughlin, MS, ATC, CSCS, ART

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