The Impact of Hip Mobility on Everyday Life

If you suffer from chronic back pain, you may be wondering how a massage therapist can help alleviate your pain. One area that may be causing your discomfort is your hips. 

Hip mobility refers to the ability of the hip joint to move freely and easily through its full range of motion. 

  • The effects of stiffness in the hip can range from simple difficulties while walking to chronic lower back pain and postural problems.
  • When the hip is stiff, it can cause a chain reaction of pain and discomfort throughout the body. 
  • When the hip is stiff, it can cause the muscles in the lower back to compensate, leading to pain and discomfort in that area. 
  • Additionally, stiffness in the hip can also affect our posture, causing us to slouch or hunch over when sitting or standing.

One of the best ways to improve hip mobility and alleviate pain is through massage therapy. Massage therapists are trained to target specific areas of the body, such as the hip, and use techniques to release tension and increase mobility. They can use techniques such as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and stretching to release tension in the hip and surrounding muscles.

In addition to massage therapy, there are also exercises and stretches that can be done at home to improve hip mobility. These include exercises such as hip flexor stretches, hip openers, and lunges. It’s important to consult with a therapist or physical therapist to make sure you are doing these exercises correctly and safely.

Hip mobility plays a crucial role in our daily movements, and stiffness in the hip can lead to pain and discomfort in other areas of the body such as the lower back and posture. Massage therapy and exercises can help improve hip mobility and alleviate pain. If you are experiencing chronic back pain, it may be worth considering working with a massage therapist to target the root of the problem in your hips.

Our physiotherapist can help you feel better. You can book your appointment either Anil Rao, PT or Duane Brousmiche, PT to discuss any of your questions about your exercise routine.

Not sure about where to start? Have any questions? You can book online or call at 613-825-3837