Hip Mobility: Standing Hip Strengthening

In this video, Dr. Nwachukwu focuses on strengthening of the hip muscles.

Hip mobility is essential to the proper full functioning of the hip joint. Some of his favorite exercises and stretches include:

  • Band hip flexion
  • Band hip adduction
  • Mini band single leg hip opener
  • Mini band squat step outs – 1 leg
  • Mini band side to side transition steps
  • Mini band hip openers – 2 legs
  • Mini bad 3-point toe taps
  • Mini band lateral leg lifts
  • Mini band single leg hip extension

Mobility training can improve the range of motion of our joints and muscles. It can assist in improving our posture. Mobility training can alleviate ‘everyday’ aches and pains as well as improve our body awareness. Think of mobility as the range of uninhibited motion around the joint. A good level of mobility allows a person to perform movements without restriction, while a person with good flexibility may not have the strength, coordination, or balance to execute the same movement.

Standing Hip Strengthening Exercises can help the following conditions:

Hip Labrum Tear and

Femoroacetabular Impingement