This exercise is used to increase resistive ability and assess right and left hip contribution in the hip hinge.
Assisted Single Leg Lowering
This assisted pattern is to improve hip mobility and stability for the active straight leg raise pattern.
- Starting Position:
Begin in the supine posture by positioning yourself face up so that your back is on the floor with both hips flexed as close to 90 degrees. If 90 degrees in not achieved flex as much as you can while keeping your legs straight. Hold a handle in each hand and pull the tubing down enough to feel your core activate. Once in this position lower one leg to the ground, while maintaining the other legs position. Work to get the heel to the floor with a neutral pelvis. Return the band to the start position and repeat the sequence.
This movement improves hip mobility and repatterning of the leg raise, removing the need for full hip extension on one side to reduce compensation.
This pattern is to improve hip mobility and stability for the active straight leg raise pattern with the use of a bolster.
This is a diagonal pattern that helps develop trunk and lower body stability and upper body strength.