Dr. Michael Horowitz's Stretch of the Day Series
Stretch of the Day:
- The Hip Flexor (Ilio-Psoas) Stretch! This stretch is perfect for those who sit for long periods of time or for runners or those involved in other physical pursuits. Kneel on one knee with the opposite foot placed forward & knee bent to 90-degrees. Transfer your weight forward but make sure front knee does not pass the 90-degree mark. If necessary move front foot forward. As you lean forward feel a gentle stretch in the front of the back thigh (quad). Keep your torso straight or slightly extended. Hold this stretch for 15-30-seconds and switch sides. Repeat before and after performing any strenuous lower body activity. Tight hip-flexors can be responsible for lower back pain & pelvic & spinal misalignment. It is very important to have these muscles stretched out.
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Please consult your doctor of chiropractic for more specific recommendations concerning the perfect activity & stretch routine for your needs.
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