Hip joint inferior glide, mobilization

A self mobilization technique for the hip join creating an inferior glide which may help in anterior hip impingement.

  • start in a 4-point kneel position (on all fours) maintaining a neutral spine
  • Loop one end of a strap or very strong resistance band around a secure post, and the other end around the upper part of the thigh near the hip
  • gently shift your body forward, creating a tension on the strap/band creating a relative pull on the hip joint
  • you have the option of doing holds with the tension, or simply move gently from side to side while creating the tension with the forward pull
  • focus on relaxing the hip
  • return to the start position
  • repeat as needed