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 Post subject: int/ext hip rotators
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:13 am 
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I have been looking around for execises for the deep hip rotator muscles. I believe they are called the piriformis. Due to an injury to my hip and femur my right foot usually points in a little and sometimes when I max out on squats etc. that same leg wobbles as I go to stand back up. I have been experimenting and have found a couple of ways to work it but I am sort of worried about putting too much torque on my knee. anyone else have this sort of problem? or better yet an exercise?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:39 pm 
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There is a great exercise that you can do using a band placed at the knee. You stand in a "athletic stance" with tension on the band (wrapped around both legs) and you internally/externally rotated the hips.

You can see the exercise in motion in my "Free the Hips" video preview.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:33 pm 
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here is a link to how to stretch it

http://www.rice.edu/~jenky/sports/piri.2.html


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:58 am 
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Sounds like you are trying to rehab an injury. This is best done by going to a qualified PT.


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 Post subject: re: qualified P/T
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:55 am 
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George, you are right. I would love to go to a physical therapist but alas I have no insurance. PT's are extremely expensive without it. For now, I will read and experiment on my own. Most of the damage done in the accident was rehabed by excellent PT's so I understand how important they are. The way I see it, trying to fix it myself is no different than someone saying " I have weak shoulders, what exercise should I use to strengthen them?" Also, it is not a new injury. The fact is that if I were not lifting I would probably not even notice the weakness.

standAPART, that is a good one. I'll give it a try. How is it functionally different than seated or lying abduction?


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