Bent Leg Hip Flexion With Band

Hip flexion is the movement of bringing the thigh forwards. Performing this exercise with the knee bent reduces the input from the quads and uses mainly the Iliopsoas muscle.

Teaching Points:

  • The patient lies on their back with the band wrapped aroun the thigh and ankle as shown.
  • They then pull the knee up towards the body, keeping it slightly bent at all times.
  • Slowly return to the start position and repeat.

Muscles Worked:

Alternative Exercises: