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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Strengthening the Weak External Hip Rotators

I am very happy I found this video. It is beginning drills for activation of our important external hip rotators. As you strengthen a muscle or muscle group, isometric and active range of motion are important types of strengthening. Excessive internal knee rotation due to weak external hip rotators is so commonly seen, and so commonly a cause or factor in knee, hip and foot conditions. These 3 wonderful exercises are simple, but effective at getting them to work. You can add therabands for progressive resistance strengthening as the patient getting stronger.

One of my early videos on evaluating, and testing, for weak external hip rotators. These are huge muscles that can be very weak in even experienced marathoners. Why? Not sure in many cases, but shows how important these activation drills are. 

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