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These hip flexor stretches are from my favorite Chicago Dance Doc and are great from anyone who sits a lot, not just dancers.✅Hip Flexor Stretching✅
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Not every dancer NEEDS to stretch their hip flexors, but if you do, it can be hard to find a targeted stretch for those already really mobile hips. Many common stretches for the hips in dance place too much stress on the hip joint and capsule which can contribute to injury. Here are my favorite ways to target the hip flexor muscles for stretching in dancers:
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Kneeling: avoid arching your low back or forcing your hip too far forward. Instead, keep your hip above your knee and tuck your pelvis under. You can also squeeze your bum muscles to get a deeper stretch on the front of your hip.
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For a further stretch, reach your arm up and over while slightly leading forward with your hip, but keep your pelvis tucked under!
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Lay over your foam roller with the opposite knee tucked to chest and hold as you relax into this position.
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Use a bench, or chairs to stretch one leg behind you while lunging forward. Keep your low back in neutral and tuck your pelvis under. Add a slow gentle extension back to increase the stretch.
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Rolling on the foam roller or resting into a lacrosse ball can also help target the hip flexors and provide some release where you may need it most.
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Give these a try and let me know which one works best for you!
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These hip flexor stretches are from my favorite Chicago Dance Doc and are great from anyone who sits a lot, not just dancers.

 

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6 days ago

Clayton Chiropractic Center

The feeling of helping to create this effect for people is indescribable.

Nancy has been a client for over a year, has stuck with it and worked with me in every aspect of her program. She has truly been wonderful to work with.

Results aren’t always overnight but with persistence, it does happen.

Nancy, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your journey. 😘
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Clayton Chiropractic Center

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Dr. Rachel Loeb

Chiropractor and Acupuncturist

Dr. Rachel Loeb grew up in Clarksville, Maryland. She received a Bachelors of Science from Lehigh University before getting her Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan University in 2010. She studied acupuncture while at Logan University and continued her education at Acupuncture Society of America in Kansas City. She now lives in Creve Coeur, Mo with her husband and 3 young children. She loves living in St. Louis and takes advantage of all it has to offer.

Dr. Lynne Cerutti Gibbs

Chiropractor and Acupuncturist

Dr. Lynne Cerutti Gibbs was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Lynne has had an interest in the human body since a very young age and after receiving chiropractic care for her diagnosis of scoliosis the positive impact that chiropractic had on her life gave her the passion and drive to help others improve their quality of life. She received her bachelor degree of Human Biology at Logan College of Chiropractic and went on to complete her Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2015. She studied acupuncture At the Acupuncture Society of America in Kansas City.

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