Hip Hinge

By Ehren Allen, Certified Manual Therapist/Physical Therapist

Hip Hinge

By: Ehren Allen, Certified Manual Therapist/Physical Therapist

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.

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

Hip Hinge While Brushing Teeth

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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!

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