6 Minute Stretching Routine For Tight Hips and Low Back Pain

Follow-along stretching routine for tight hips and low back pain that you can do at home! Led by a physical therapist to improve mobility in your hips and alleviate tension in your back. Feel better in just 6 minutes as you follow along with me!

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Your hips should be very mobile. In fact, they are the second-most mobile joint in your body (shoulder being number one). When we don’t move them regularly into their end-ranges of motion, they can become “tight” and limited in their movement.

Oftentimes this can result in pain and discomfort and leave one more susceptible to hip injury.

However in my professional experience the more-common effect from hip tightness is lower back pain. You see – when the hips aren’t moving the way that they should that lack of motion is compensated for in the lower back. The lower back should be a very stable structure and when it has to be more mobile for the hips, tightness, pain, and discomfort usually follow.

With that understanding – one of the best things that you can do to avoid lower back pain and hip tightness is to maintain your hip mobility through a variety of effective stretches. That’s exactly what I wanted to provide you with in this video!

These are 6 of the best exercises to increase your hip range of motion, decrease your lower back tightness, and help you to feel better. I’ll demonstrate the whole thing for you in follow-along format, so grab a spot on the floor and let’s get to work!

STRETCHING ROUTINE FOR TIGHT HIPS AND LOW BACK PAIN

1:30 SINGLE KNEE TO CHEST STRETCH
2:30 PIRIFORMIS STRETCH
3:30 HAMSTRING STRETCH
4:30 HIP ABDUCTOR STRETCH
5:30 HIP ADDUCTOR STRETCH
6:30 HIP FLEXOR STRETCH

I hope these exercises help you to alleviate tension and pain in your lower back and hips.

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MORE HIP VIDEOS YOU MAY ENJOY

10 BEST STRETCHES FOR HIP PAIN: https://youtu.be/f0sXwLNjp6c
HOW TO TREAT HIP BURSITIS: https://youtu.be/10djgkzwsFk
BEST EXERCISES FOR HIP FLEXOR PAIN: https://youtu.be/zTPfzlZbtz8