Have you been enjoying the garden this summer? Have you also experienced some aches and pains as a result? Try these stretches from Physiotherapist Brad to help elevate tightness in your hip flexors, and open your chest and shoulder back up. If you are having persisting aches or pains, book in to see us at one of our many locations.
Hip Flexor Stretch-
Kneel down in front of a chair with your back toes on the chair (or without for easier stretch)
Check your front knee is over your ankle.
Squeeze your bottom and push the hips forwards slightly to stretch the hip flexor
Hold for 20-30 seconds and repeat on the other leg.
Sliding Wall Angel-
Start with your elbows at shoulder height, press the back of your arms and hands into the wall as you slide your arms up the wall. Keep pushing your back into the wall as you move you your arms. Repeat this 5-10 times.
Lying Back Extension Hold-
Keep your feet on the floor, and squeeze you bottom and core to support your lower back. Then activate your back muscles all the way along the length of your spine to lift your shoulders, head and chest up away from the floor and hold this top position for the required duration. Try 20 second holds.