Gluteal muscles (our bum muscles) are often tight from a specific workout, activity or from long durations sitting. When these muscle are tight they make it harder for our hip and pelvic joints to move correctly. Therefore, it is crucial to continually work on them to keep them loose. Check out these videos where Dr. Sly demonstrates how to foam roll these muscles to help loosen them up.
Do you have a tight IT band? Have you ever tried to “roll it out” to loosen it up? If so, you know how painful it can be and how most often your IT band stays tight. The goal of IT rolling is to promote the IT band’s ability to slide over the the muscle it sits on (quadricep muscle).
It is very common to have tight adductor muscles, or better known as your groin muscles. When these muscles are tight or overactive it leads to dysfunctional movement patterns in the hip and low back area.
In this video, Dr. Sly demonstrates how to increase hip internal rotation. This range of motion is often forgotten when stretching but is very important. Other areas of your body, such as the joints in your lower back, have to compensate if you have limited hip internal rotation. This could lead to possible injury and decrease your chances of optimal performance.
Ok guys, now that you have mastered the hip flexor stretch, check out Paul Vaillancourt showing you how to progress the stretch. Using a band you can create distraction to the joint and the other structures at the front of your hip.
As always any questions please direct them to Paul or Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this post, we go over one of the most important stretches, the hip flexor stretch. Check out the video on some key areas to focus on to get a more effective hip flexor stretch. As well, below are some key points to ensure you are doing the stretch correctly. As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Enjoy.
Here at ACHC and UFGyms April is Hip Mobility Month
Join Paul and Paul V. as Dr. Sly walks you through as series of self tests to determine the extent of your hip mobility and where you may be able to improve.
Check out the final ankle video wrapping up March’s ankle mobility month.
This time Paul V. turns the tables on Dr. Phil, as he is the one administering the treatment!
Check it out and get ready for Hip Mobility Month in April!
Today’s video will show you how to improve and maintain your ankle mobility by attacking the joint. The previous two videos focused on how you can work on the soft-tissue and muscles around the ankle to increase your range of motion. Here you will see how using a band can help you create distraction in the ankle joint, which can improve the glide and motion in the joint possibly lead to an increase in your dorsiflexion or ankle flexion.
Next week’s video will wrap up Ankle Mobility Month with Paul Vaillancourt demonstrating a great way to loosen up the tough connective tissue around the ankle. Stay tuned.