Benefits of Cross Body Hip Stretching include:
How to perform the stretch:
What you should feel: A comfortable stretch in the back of your hip.
Please note: if one side is easy and the other side is painful, uncomfortable and/or moderately harder, only exercise on the side that feels good. Let your physical therapist know so personalized instructions can be given to you. There are techniques you can be taught to address pain, tightness and weakness without creating further discomfort. Do not do an exercise that feels painful or uncomfortable.
Tips for success:
✓ Breathe deeply and rhythmically so that you do not hold your breath.
✓ Stretch comfortably; do not push the stretch to the point of pain or discomfort.
✓ Stretch on a consistent basis; stretch throughout the day and do it daily, if possible.