Hamstring Stretching, Elevated

Do you have a difficult time sitting cross-legged? Do you struggle with pain in or around your hip?

Difficulty touching your toes?

Feel your hamstrings are ‘tight’?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, there is a good chance that at least part of the issue could be limited hip mobility on one side or both. Having a limitation in your hips ability to move can cause lots of problems, including issues with walking and moving around with pain.

Fear not, we’re here to give you an exercise that can help loosen up your hips, giving you increased mobility and, hopefully, more freedom to move!

Stop wasting your time with a simple hamstring stretch. Instead, try this 3 Dimensional hamstring/hip stretch to take it to another level and get more out of your stretching, keeping you limber and loose!

Are You a Knuckle or Neck Cracker?

A lot of folks are, including some of our very own WPT Physical Therapists.

BUT, the question is, is this a problem? Well, we’re here to answer that question for you! Reviewing the scientific literature, we find that in a long term prospective study there isn’t any statistically significant difference in a group of knuckle crackers vs. non-crackers as it relates to osteoarthritis.

So, there ya have it! If you’re concerned about that joint cracking habit, don’t be. In our opinion, you’re better off changing a habit that will have a more profound positive effect on your health. Something like a change in your diet, sleep patterns, or a WPT favorite – EXERCISE!