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AIS: Lateral Hip Stretch

Over the past 2 newsletters, we have been looking at the hips/pelvic girdle and some of the primary muscles and how to stretch them. We will now be looking at several muscles on the outside of the hip (lateral side of the femur). Some of these soft-tissue attachments travel from the hip and crosses the knee. One specifically we will be focusing on is a long tendinis like structure (fascial tissue) called the IT band. In order to stretch this tendon, the leg you are stretching must have a locked knee and the movement must come from the hip.  [···]

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