Hip Hinge

By Ehren Allen, Certified Manual Therapist/Physical Therapist

Hip Hinge for Low Back Pain

Many patients suffer from lower back pain and have difficulty doing everyday tasks most of us take for granted such as brushing your teeth and cleaning dishes. When we lean forward over the sink to perform these everyday tasks, we place a tremendous amount of stress on the lower back which can cause excessive pressure on the disks in the spine.

An easy and effective way to combat this pain is to perform a hip hinge. To perform this movement effectively, place one foot either in the cabinet under the sink or on a 6 inch Step Stool in front of you. This will cause you to do a hinge at the hip versus flexing the spine.

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Picture of a person performing a hip hinge at sink while brushing teeth

Hip Hinge While Brushing Teeth

JOI Rehab

Whether you are suffering from hip issues, joint pain, or injuries resulting from any type of activity, JOI has 12 physical therapy clinics conveniently located in Jacksonville and Northeast FL who specialize in orthopedic rehab.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment at JOI Rehab for physical therapy, call (904) 858-7045. Come see us!


All JOI Physicians and Therapists now offer Telemedicine services for virtual visits from the convenience of your home. If you feel that it is best to stay in your own home during this time, we can still provide orthopaedic Telehealth services for you. Through the download of the free Zoom app on the your phone, tablet or laptop. Our physicians and Telehealth for Physical Therapy can evaluate you and provide the care you need.

JOI Fracture and Injury Care

JOI Physicians are currently offering ASAP Fracture care. Make an appointment by calling (904) JOI-2000. This is a new option for patients who would like to avoid the emergency room. To learn more about this service, read this article about fracture and injury care.

By: Ehren Allen, Certified Manual Therapist/Physical Therapist

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