Functional exercises simulate everyday activities by replicating similar movements in a structured way. These can help increase tolerance while reducing risk of injury with activities of daily living. From simply walking to lunges and squats, this video outlines progressive exercises to increase strength, stability and proprioception at the lower limbs.
The hips include some of the strongest muscles in order to allow our bodies to stand upright and walk. Other than addressing specific dysfunction or injuries at the hip, strengthening the hips can also help decrease the occurrence of low back back pain as it helps to create a stable platform for the lumbar spine. The exercises demonstrated in this video are easy and safe ways to increase hip activation and mobility.
1- Heel taps and full leg extensions
2- Clam shells and side lying leg circles
3- Glut bridge with/without leg extensions
Note- Stop these exercises immediately if you feel any increased hip or low back discomfort.
Hip Labrum Rehab
Hip labrum rehab should focus on increasing hip strength and stability while avoiding aggravating ranges of motion.
Banded star excursion
These exercises can be used in conjunction with other hip strengthening exercise as log as your maintain pain free range of motion.