What is Joint Mobility?
In this post, I am going to discuss hip joint mechanics and provide 3 valuable exercises to maximize mobility and minimize stiffness.
The Hip Joint
The hip joint is made of the head of the thigh bone (femur) and the round surface of the pelvis (acetabulum). Since the hip is a ball and socket joint, it has large amounts of available range of motion. This range of motion is essential for walking, climbing stairs, and squatting with proper form. Ligaments, muscles, and a thick layer of cartilage surround the joint to maintain strength and stability. If the hip joint is injured OR a person gradually becomes inactive, the range of motion will be limited.
Who Commonly Needs Hip Mobility?
1. People who sit for long periods of time
Hip Flexor and Quad Opener
Banded Leg Raises
Banded Heel Rocks