Hip Flexor Stretch; Standing
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Muscles:

Psoas Major, Psoas Minor, Iliacus, Sartorius, Rectus Femoris & Vastus Lateralis

 

Methods:

  1. Kneel down on one knee and place the foot of the other leg out in front of you with the knee bent.
  2. If needed, hold on to something to keep your balance. Push your hips forward.
  3. If you have anterior knee pain or if the above stretch feels uncomfortable, avoid placing the rear knee direct on the floor.

 

Physiotherapy, Injury Prevention & Fitness Recommendations:

  • Avoid bouncing when the muscle is cold
  • Stop if the stretch causes pain
  • Perform the stretch in a safe environment to avoid the risk of a fall or injury
  • Recommended stretch for use within a warm-up or cool down
  • Tight quadriceps may contribute to biomechanical injuries, knee pain, other lower limb problems or low back pain
  • As instructed by a skilled physiotherapist, the stretch is beneficial for injury prevention, to aid recovery from specific injuries, enhancement of the injury healing process, elongates tight muscles, reduces soft tissue tightness and alleviates joint stiffness.
  • This stretch can help with hip flexor strains, iliopsoas tendonitis, quadriceps strain & quadriceps tendonitis

 

Please feel free to contact the Manchester G4 Clinic to speak to a member of the team for any questions that you may have.

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