If you sit too much at a desk, in your car or on your couch you probably have decreased hip mobility. You may not be aware that you have poor hip mobility since you don’t necessarily get hip pain. If you are suffering from low back pain or have difficulty getting into a squatting position down to perform daily tasks it is likely you have developed some hip immobility. While sitting for long periods of time may not actually shorten your hip flexors the inactivity can decrease the body’s ability to perform daily tasks. Below is an example of a few stretches and exercises to combat the stiffness we develop from sitting for prolonged periods. Performed daily they may decrease your low back pain and allow you to perform daily tasks that had previously become difficult. If you have a more significant hip or low back injury come see us at the Center for Health and Sports Medicine for a thorough evaluation and more specific treatment to your dysfunction.
Hold the below stretches for a minimum of 30 seconds.
Perform 10-15 Reps of the below Exercises