When we think of hip pain, we often think of a tightness or a lack of flexibility that restricts movement and leads to pain while performing specific functions. However, while tightness can be a factor so too can a lack of strength or stability. As a ball and socket joint, our hips rely on a number of small muscles to provide the strength and stability needed for proper functioning. When these muscles are weak, the result is poor movement patterns (bio-mechanics) and increased stress on the surrounding muscles which creates stress, strains and general weakness that can even lead to injury.
In the following video, Dr. Jason Lemieux of Physiomed Oakville demonstrates various strengthening techniques that can help to provide greater strength and stability in your hips: