Posts in "Hip/Lower Abdominal Injuries"

Hip Mobility Exercise for Hockey Players

Hip Mobility Exercise for Hockey Players

I’ve been outspoken about the importance of achieving and maintaining optimal hip mobility (read: range of motion) as a means of improving rotational power (important for skating fast and shooting hard) and preventing hip-related injuries like groin and hip flexor strains, sports hernias, and low back pain. This is one of my favorite hip mobility… Read more

Hip and Core Strength Prevent Groin Pain

Hip and Core Strength Prevent Groin Pain

An overly bold statement? Not in light of experimental and “in the trenches” experience.  Research has shown that adductor (groin) strains result from a strength imbalance between the hip adductors and hip abductors (or the muscles that pull the leg toward the midline vs those that pull it away from the midline).  There is also… Read more