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The hip flexors are a group of muscles that extend across the front of your hip and deeper to the hip. They connect to the lower back also. Their job it to allow the hip to bend and lift the leg from the floor. Having good length in the hip flexors allows for better walking pattern and lets the hip extend well

Instructions

  • Kneeling in a lunge position, keep your trunk over your pelvis
  • Your weight is on the leg underneath the body, the front leg is at a 90-degree bend
  • Gently tuck your tail
  • You should feel a stretch in the front of the hip on the leg behind and down into the thigh itself
  • Hold for 20-30 secs
  • Repeat 5 times
  • Repeat on both sides as needed

Precautions

  • Do not lean your trunk forward
  • Try and keep trunk over your pelvis
  • Pressing your hip forward will change the strength of the stretch, do not stretch into pain but rather discomfort
  • If you are unsure, please speak to your physiotherapist