Load Your *DANG* Hip Flexors
Many patients we see in physical therapy often just get into this hip flexor stretching position or the mindset that they need to stretch their hip flexors to get rid of hip pain.
Tight hip flexors does not automatically mean that you need to stretch out your hips or get on a foam roller.
In reality, if you just add some load and add some strength to training to your hip flexors, that can really help with pain and tightness.
There are several ways of doing this!
- Strap a Weight to Your Feet
- Hold Weight Above Your Knee
- Perform ISOs While Holding Weight
- Perform ISOs While Pull Up Against Something Immovable
Stretching can absolutely be part of your rehab process. BUT by no means is this the only options.
We often see clients that still have chronic hip pain and have tried a stretching program.
To their surprise, strength training can be really useful for helping solve their hip pain.
At Peak Pursuit Performance and Rehab, we offer both in person physical therapy services in Salt Lake City, Utah and online remote consultations for those outside the city. If you are looking for help with your hip pain, stiffness, or tightness, give us a call at (801) 215-9087.