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Mobility - Gentle Hip Distraction

Mobility - Gentle Hip Distraction

Gentle Hip Distraction

This exercise can reduce reduce knee and hip pain by gently pulling on the joints to give them room to move.

IMPROVES: Knee and Hip pain caused by inflamation or arthritis. 

EXERCISE:

1. Put a band around your foot, then hook it under your heel.

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2. Prop your ankle on a foam roller and pull away from the band support to create some tension in the band. 

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3. Bend your free leg and pull your heel towards your body to promote a neutral postion in the pelvis and the spine. Lay back.  Relax and let the band pull your leg to distract the knee and hip joints.

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Credit: Becoming a Supple Leopard, Kelly Starrett MobilityWOD.com

 

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