You are an active person. You work out for muscular health and maintenance, or perhaps you like to go hiking. Regardless of your preferred exercise or activity it is crucial to have a coordinated hip to pelvis relationship. With this blog I am not trying to fear-bait anyone into believing they have a condition that they don’t.

Why I bring up this topic is to describe to you why we focus on exercises that are meant to improve you and maintain what you already have. We feel it important to continue living how you’d like. With that in mind, we promote movements that build a resiliency in you as well as increasing the capacity of your joints and muscles.

We promote the use of single leg exercises for building that capacity in the hips and pelvis. Single leg exercises promote the need to improve balance while standing, walking, running, going up or down stairs. Watch for that exercise below that is implemented at helping with that. 

A few conditions that can be seen from poor hip and lower torso control may be: trochanteric bursitis, muscular strains, issues at the knee including MCL and meniscus injuries. 

As an assessment is performed a functional movement screen may involve tests such as: squats, 6 inch step up, lunge pattern. A few orthopedic tests would include these but not limited to: Trendelenburg sign, Ober’s test, Nobel’s test

Click here to see the Trendelenburg test. 

As we continue to strengthen the hips and that single leg stability pattern we start from simple to complex. Here is what I mean with this video. 

If you are experiencing any symptoms of the low back and legs please reach out, get set up for an assessment and see what changes you can experience. It is our goal to improve how you move and how you live. We look forward to getting you moving better.