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Featured Exercise: Half Kneel Hip Flexor/Iliopsoas Stretch

The iliopsoas are muscles that bring our legs closer to our torsos, or in other words, produce hip flexion. They can easily become too tight either from sitting for prolonged periods or exercises like biking and running.

Begin in a half kneeling position on the floor.Tuck your tailbone back slightly (you may feel that your pelvis rotates backwards when you do this). Move your knee and trunk forward until you feel a mild to moderate stretch in the front of your hip of the leg that is positioned back. Do not arch the back. Keep your hips even and spine straight, breathe deeply and hold the pose for 30 seconds. Repeat on the other leg.

Precautions: Consult Rebalance physical therapists before performing this exercise if you have knee, hip or back pain or injuries.

Ask a Rebalance therapist about any concerns, questions or exercise modifications specifically for you!

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