What’s your fitness program missing? Let’s start at the Hip

September 21, 2017

Research is growing for the importance of a “proximal” approach to injury prevention and treatment for active individuals. A proximal rehab approach focuses on the core muscles of the abdomen and hip. This rehab approach has benefits for knee, low back, and ankle pain as well as balance and athletic performance. While many rehab programs now include a proximal approach, not all are created equal. Here are eight areas to incorporate to create an optimal hip-based rehab program to get you to your fitness goals:

  1. Plyometrics
  2. Multiplanar (rotary based)
  3. Weight bearing
  4. Eccentric focus
  5. Motor control
  6. Speed
  7. Trunk counter rotation
  8. Endurance

Utilizing these components, a skilled therapist at PTOSI will create an individually tailored plan for you with a total body approach.  This will help you obtain dynamic lower body alignment and stability so you can achieve your athletic potential! Call today for an appointment – (612) 872-2700.

Click here to read more about the “Proximal” rehab approach

Steven Dischiavi, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, COMT


Written by: Rose Goren, PTA