Hip Flexor Stretch

Picture of the hip flexor stretch
  • Kneel on the floor with one knee bent and one leg behind you. Position your forward knee over your foot. Keep your other knee touching the floor.
  • Slowly push your hips forward until you feel the stretch in the upper thigh of your rear leg.
  • Hold the stretch for at least 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat with your other leg.
  • Do 2 to 4 times on each side.

Current as ofSeptember 20, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

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