Activity: Hip internal and external rotation Mobilization

Summary

A dynamic hip mobilization exercise for abduction, moving carefully through internal and external rotation.

Description

  • Sitting on the floor, knees bent: have one hip fall outwards (into external rotation) and one knee fall inwards (into internal rotation
  • place your hand on the side of the hip that is in internal rotation
  • within the comfortable range, gently rotate your trunk and pelvis to one side, inducing internal rotation of one hip and external rotation of the other
  • do the same in the opposite direction
  • Continue moving back and forth through the comfortable range
  • NOTE: This exercise should only be done if there is adequate hip mobility to begin with, otherwise it can put strain in your back and knees