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Rehab Thursdays: Exercise of the day – The Hip Hike

By Dr. Sapna |

Why perform this exercise:

Weakness and tightness in these muscles often contribute to IT Band and knee pain as well as a loss in push off strength

Who can benefit: Runners, Cyclists, court sports, etc

How to perform this exercise:

  1. Begin a standing position with one leg planted firmly on the ground. Raise the opposite hip and pelvis by hiking your hip towards the sky.
  2. Hold for 3-5 seconds
  3. Slowly lower your hip and pelvis down towards the floor
  4. Repeat this exercise as many times as you can until you feel fatigue (1-2min)
  5. Ensure the standing leg is straight and do not sway your shoulders side to side.
  6. Perform this same exercise on the other side
  7. To make this exercise more challenging, it can be performed on a step raise to allow your hip to drop further.
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Dr. Sapna is Toronto’s leading health expert on holistic healthy living and rehabilitation. Her passion for health, fitness, rehab, and nutrition has made her a leading authority on functional and integrative healthcare with highly regarded results-driven patient care. Dr. Sapna is a well known and respected Chiropractor, media personality, entrepreneur, educator, and a recognized leader in the field of injury rehab. Live inspired. Live Life!

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