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Bent knee opening

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Have you just had a baby and want to return to exercise? Do you have acute back pain? Or are you simply trying to work on your core strength?

This exercise is a great starting place for all these things and more!

So often we look at the core as just your abs, but we now know this is a rather narrow view. This exercise will get you to start understanding pelvic stability and will also get you activating the deeper core system.

Top tips

  1. Cop a feel!
    Using your hands on your pelvis is a great way of getting the feedback you may need to see whether you are tilting your pelvis and loosing stability.
  2. Revisit that pelvic clock.
    Understanding where your pelvis is in space is the first step to achieving differentiation in movement between your hips, pelvis and lower back. We all know things cannot stay still as that is not how we are designed. However, understanding your ranges will help you move things when you should rather than because you have to.
  3. It’s all in the hips!
    Imagine that your hip bone is rolling in the socket. The pelvis doesn’t need to come along for the ride! Instead, find your true range of movement. This will help you when you get to those harder exercises!
  4. Get the feet involved!
    We love feet and when you can feel you are stable with your pelvis, try drawing your attention to the feet and see how allowing them to move will help you fire up those inner thighs!

Education is key

These exercises are designed for us to give to our clients. If you have not seen one of our therapists and have any questions about injuries, what you have read or whether this may be useful to you, please just ask please link to a contact form which opens in the same page. We are more than happy to help anyone and point you in the right direction. Our biggest belief is that education is key. The more you understand about your injury, illness and movement, the more you are likely to improve.
If you are not sure whether this is for you, simply get in touch. We are here to help!

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