Do you train the hip complex in all three planes of motion?Aug 05, 2019
If not here is a picture that explains why you should. The hip is a ball in socket joint meaning it has incredible access to 3-dimensional movement particularly in dynamic tasks.
For many of our patients and clients however, the actions that they perform in their daily lives and in the workplace are fairly limited and with little variability. The result is a hip complex that lacks the competency for 3-dimensional movement demands. Some of the side effects of this are over use of the same movement patterning of acute injury when the demands of a movement task requires us to use something we aren't well trained in.
At the Movement Assessment Technologies we often use lunge variations to stimulate and stress the hip complex in all three planes of motion. Variations of foot position, arm reaches, different surfaces etc all create different sequences of muscular recruitment to promote competency in many movement variations.