Thomas Hip Flexor Stretch

This stretch is named after the thomas test which is used to assess for tight hip flexor muscles. The stretch is the same position, but held for a longer period to increase muscle flexibility.

Teaching Points:

  • To stretch the hip flexors at the front of the hip, the athlete lays on their back as shown.
  • The other leg is pulled in to the chest and the leg to be stretched is allowed to hang over the edge of the couch.
  • This position can be held for an extended period.

Muscles Stretched: