Strengthening Your Hips To Prevent-Treat Injury


Posted by Dr. Scott Wilson | 27-Oct-2016

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:

 


Dr. Scott Wilson

Dr. Scott Wilson is the Founder & Chairman of Physiomed; one of Canada’s largest franchised networks of inter-disciplinary healthcare clinics. A graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. Wilson founded Physiomed in 1994 and has since grown Physiomed to over 30 clinics in Southern Ontario and British Columbia. With hundreds of practitioners from over a dozen disciplines, Dr. Wilson and Physiomed have helped over 100,000 Canadians with physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, orthotic therapy, compression therapy and clinical conditioning as part of a program of rehabilitation and health optimization. In addition to helping patients improve their physical and mental well-being, Dr. Wilson has also mentored hundreds of practitioners to provide better care while enjoying more fulfilling careers. He is also a keynote speaker on many health related topics including how physiotherapy, chiropractic and health & wellness treatment can help with stress, weight loss, and unlocking the true potential within to achieve lasting physical well-being.

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