Hip Exercises

Home Care Program

The active hamstring stretch is typically used to mobilize the pelvis for an acute or chronic sacroiliac joint issue. Be sure you are stretching the correct side, as instructed by your healthcare professional.

Laying on your back and grabbing behind the thigh, hug the appropriate knee firmly to your chest.

Next attempt to straighten the knee as far as comfortably possible.

Hold for 15 seconds and repeat once more.

In a side lying position, bend the bottom knee to 90 degrees for balance, as the top leg is straighten below you.

It is VERY important that the leg be straight down (i.e. a straight line from your shoulder to your hip to your foot).

Repetitively raise the straight leg up toward the ceiling.

Doing the exercise with your back, buttock and heel against a wall will ensure proper alignment during the movement.