32.4 Hip Flexor Rectus Femoris Stretching

This video shows the hip flexor – rectus femoris stretching. The Rectus femoris muscle is one of the four quadriceps muscles that sits in the middle of the front of the thigh. It is responsible for knee extension and hip flexion. It is considers one of the muscles that make up the hip flexors; a group of muscles that bring the legs and trunk together in a flexion movement. Hip stretching is important because  it increases your flexibility. Without some good hip flexor stretches, you will not be able to minimize the risk of injury. Find out how to avoid hip flexor injury and what are the hip flexor strain treatment.

Hip Flexor And Hamstring Stretch Yoga Routine

This video shows the 10 minute yoga routine stretches the front and back of your legs targeting hip flexors and hamstrings. The stretches are dancer pose, down dog with leg lift, flip dog, high lunge with side stretch, low lunge with quad stretch, and bow pose. Click this link to find out more about hip flexor and hamstring injury.

Relieves Low Back Stiffness With Hip Flexor Stretching

Physical therapist, Chantal Donnelly, explains how to improve low back stiffness and back pain with hip flexor stretching.  She also teaches you an alternative way to release the hip flexor muscles using a body rolling ball. These are good ways to heal a muscle pull.

Pulling Your Hamstring During A Sprint

Watch as this sprinter grabs his right hamstring at the end of a 55M race. Anyone who has torn or pulled a hamstring knows how painful this can be. Worse yet if not treated correctly on the first occurrence, it can lead to lingering problems that can turn into a chronic hamstring injury. Rest and ice are not the best answer to speed recovery and prevent scar tissue from forming. Learn about various hamstring treatment options.

Hamstring Injury – " Common Sports Injuries "

This video discusses the Hamstring Injury or a pulled hamstring, one of the common sports injuries and leg injuries. The hamstring injury is a strain or a tear to the back of the upper leg muscles. Difficulty of squatting and sitting are common symptoms. Treatment includes rest and strengthening the hip and trunk. Click this link to know what are the treatments of  pulled muscles.