Hip Rotation (Flexibility)

Woman lying on her back with knees bent bringing one thigh to her chest with the help of a towel.

These instructions are for the right hip. Switch sides for your left hip.

  1. Lie on your back on the floor, with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Don’t press your neck or lower back to the floor.

  2. Rest your right ankle on your left knee.

  3. Place a towel around the back of your left thigh. Pull on the ends of the towel to pull your left knee toward your chest. Feel the stretch in your buttocks.

  4. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds. Lower your leg back down.

  5. Repeat 2 to 3 times, or as instructed.

  6. Switch legs and repeat. 

  7. Do this 3 times a day, or as instructed.

Online Medical Reviewer: Kenny Turley PA-C
Online Medical Reviewer: L Renee Watson MSN RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Raymond Kent Turley BSN MSN RN
Date Last Reviewed: 2/1/2020
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