Hip Flexor Stretch
- Step one foot behind you in a stride stance
- Put your hands on your hips
- Push your hips forward
Now that winter is here, we are already getting back into our favourite winter sports. For some of us, curling is our winter sport of choice. As with many seasonal sports, we need to stretch before getting back to curling this season. Stretching is crucial as we use muscle groups not typically used in everyday life unless deep lunges are part of your daily routine!
To make sure that you remain injury-free this curling season, we have highlighted three essential curling stretches and explanatory images to perform before and after curling:
Doing the stretches before a match and after as a part of your cool-down is best. Hold for about 15-20 seconds for each of these stretches, and repeat 2-3 times each.
If you have any questions or concerns about getting back into curling safe and injury-free this season, contact Innovation Physical Therapy today. We’re here to help you, “Love Getting Better!”
Please take the opportunity to book an appointment with one of Innovation Physical Therapy’s experienced physiotherapists by calling one of our five clinics throughout Edmonton, including Riverbend, Belvedere, Namao, West Henday or our newest clinic in Southgate Centre.