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Swing into Spring : Hip Mobility

By April 10, 2017 No Comments

Our 2nd part of the Swing into Spring series focuses on the importance of hip rotation and stability. The hip is designed to be a very mobile joint, think ball and socket. It also has to be stable in rotation sports like golf and tennis in order to prevent swaying or sliding, like tree trunks.

People that need hip mobility

  • Desk workers
  • Golfers
  • Tennis players
  • Anybody with low back or knee pain

Golf Swing Tendencies that require more stability

  • Lateral movement of swaying or sliding
  • Loss of posture

How to improve hip mobility and stability

  • Active Release Technique
  • Chiropractic manipulations or mobilizations
  • Specific stretching, mobility and stability exercises
    • Foam rolling
    • Side lying hip lifts
    • Band walks (Video 1)
    • Single leg deadlift with rotations (Video Series Part 2)