September Muscle of the Month: The Hip Flexors
Reclining Hip Flexor Stretch
1: Start by kneeling down on the ground on both knees. In the reclining hip flexor stretch, we will stretch both legs at the same time.
2: Reach your right and left hands behind you and allow them to support your body weight.
3: Keep your core tight, glutes engaged and hips pressed forward.
4: Maintain this gentle pull for about 20-30 seconds and then come back up to your original kneeling position.
5: Repeat 5-10 times for the reclining hip flexor stretch.
*The GRID Foam Roller has a variety of widths to replicate the feeling of a massage therapist’s hands. We almost always recommend massage therapy with our chiropractic care treatment!
Each month at Chesapeake Family Wellness, we choose a “Muscle of the Month” to focus on to help inform our patients on relieving pains they may be experiencing. Each month will start off with how to foam roll a specific muscle, followed by demonstrations on how to stretch the same muscle. It is often muscular imbalances generates pain. Tight hamstrings often cause low back pain. Overcompensating with your left side could be causing pain on your right side. The human body is an incredible thing, so keeping it flexible and strong is incredibly important.
To learn more about our “Muscle of the Month” series, please check us out on YouTube at Chesapeake Family Wellness or on Instagram @Chesapeakefamilywellness. Both on YouTube and Instagram, we go through all the motions of each stretch and release for each muscle. We also post patient testimonials, our blog entries, words from the Doc, and share other chiropractic care information. If there is ever a topic you wish us to expand on, feel free to message us on our Chesapeake Family Wellness Center Facebook page so we can connect!
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