Problems with Hip Extension

When I examine someone for low back pain and/or knee pain we will often find poor hip extension.  Poor hip extension can be caused tightness in the front of the hip muscles, bony block of the hip joint or tightness of the hip capsules.  Another reason that we may be limited into hip extension is that the hip just does go into extension even though all the parts of the hip will go into extension on their own but when they are asked to the hip just says "NO".

I will often hit this issue from multiple different ways but a common way I address it is by performing a variant of the Triplanar Hip Matrix that was popularized by Gary Gray, PT.

Pesky Hamstrings - Part 1

Pesky Hamstrings - Part 1 Tightness in the hamstrings can be a common symptom or finding for people with low back pain.  There are a few things that we need to look at to fully understand if indeed you have tight hamstrings.  

 

Why Things Hurt

Nice 15 minute talk by Lorimer Moseley on how we experience pain.