Stretch of the Week: Dynamic Hip Adductor/Abductor
by JD Fields, DPT
AZOPT Goodyear Physical Therapist
Stretch type: Dynamic
To begin, stand tall and balanced using a nearby wall or something similar. Kick one leg to the side as far as you can and then bring that same leg as far as you can across your body. Continue to swing that leg in a rhythmic manner. After 10 repetitions, repeat with the opposite leg.
Why Perform This Stretch? This stretch works well with last week’s Hamstring/Hip Flexor stretch. Combined, these stretches allow more active movement and stretching of the hip in multiple angles. This is great for preparing to perform exercise or participate in sporting events.
Please note: Many dynamic stretches require good balance and coordination to perform such as this one. Utilize a wall or some other object to allow you to stand tall and maintain balance.