When you have a hip flexor injury, it can be difficult to figure out exactly how to work on rehabilitating it. Depending on the severity of your injury, you might need to avoid certain exercises for a period of time. This is because certain movements put stress on specific areas of your body and could potentially cause more damage if not done correctly. When working through a hip flexor strain, your focus needs to be on healing and strengthening the surrounding muscle groups so that this doesn’t happen again. In this blog post, you will learn about some great hip flexor injury exercises that you can do at home or at the gym when you are ready to get back into things. Working with a physical therapist when recovering from an inhibited muscle group can also help immensely!.
Hip Flexor Injury Exercise with Dr. Casey Kerrigan
Not many people get excited about injuries, but I do. Sorry.
You might remember Dr. Casey Kerrigan from the High Heel Pain post.
Dr. Kerrigan contacted me after she stumbled on my post and asked if we could do an interview.
She said she had a lot to share, which was not seen in the research.
How cool is that? We go through it all in the audio interview:
You must listen to this if you:
- Work with older adults
- Work with anyone with hip extension issues
- Have questions about spinal stenosis
- Think you should rest with an injury
- Want to know the most essential yoga pose
CLICK HERE to listen to the interview, or head down to the bottom of this article and click the play button.
What we go through in the interview is:
- Her breakthrough research
- Her research on walking
- The one parameter that was different between the older adult and young population
- Can a hip stretch improve gait in older adults?
- What happens to your body when you do not have a hip extension
- What they saw in low back pain
- Exciting research on spinal stenosis
- The importance of walking, no matter what your condition
- Why yoga works
- Importance of stretching when warm
If you would like to get more information on Dr. Casey Kerrigan, you should see what she is doing now when it comes to shoes. She has started a shoe company based on her research to help minimize stress and pain in people. Very cool. You can see what she is doing at OESH Shoes.
Before I go, I need your help. If you have a story or know of anyone with a level where they used exercise to overcome their injury, I want to hear about it.
You can email me at [email protected] and let me know.
Thanks a lot.
Please do take the time to leave a comment or FB “like” this article.
Rick Kaselj, MS
P.S. – If you like this interview, I have done a bunch more that may interest you: