Are Tight Hip Flexors Contributing to Your Low Back Pain?

Prolonged sitting and activities like jogging and cycling can lead to tight hip flexors and muscle imbalances which contribute to low back pain. Tight hip flexors create an anterior pull on the pelvis known as an anterior pelvic tilt. This alters posture and also inhibits, or turns off, the opposing muscle group, the gluteus maximus, […]

Hip Flexor Exercises. Great for Speed! aka Thigh Flexors.

Click Here to get Faster!: Before we get into an example of a hip flexor muscle exercise, it may be easier for some of you if we refer to these muscles first as thigh flexor muscles, since it is much easier to visualize the movement of your thigh rather than the movement taking place […]

Tight Hip Flexor Fix – Hamstring/Posterior Chain Activation for Hip Extension Mobility

Tight hip flexors? If you stretch over and over, and your mobility comes and goes, nothing is tight – it’s a motor control problem! Try this hamstring activation bridge to improve your hip extension actively, not passively.

Standing Hip Flexor Stretch

(PTVideo.TV iPhone/iPad App @ Physical Therapy Videos from – Standing Hip Flexor Stretch. Commonly Used For: Low back pain or hip pain. This is a standing hip flexor stretch. It’s going to stretch primarily the short hip flexors that only cross the hip joint here. It’s primarily used with people that have low […]

Standing Hip Flexion (SLR) – Ask Doctor Jo

Standing hip flexion is an easy way to help strengthen your hip. Watch more Ask Doctor Jo videos featuring full routines for common injuries and syndromes at To perform standing hip flexion (SLR): 1.Stand up and keep your upper body straight. 2.Lift one foot off the ground. Keeping your knee straight, pull your toes […]