Standing Outer Hip Stretch

This is a great stretch for reducing tightness in the Iliotibial band - a long thick strip of fascia running down the outside of the thigh.

Teaching Points

  • Stand with the leg to be stretched behind the other.
  • Lean over to the non-stretching side.
  • Push the hip you wish to stretch out to the other side.
  • Hold for between 10 and 30 seconds.

Variations

  • Perform leaning forwards, using the wall or a table for support.
  • Take the leg being stretched as far across your body as possible.

Muscles Stretched