via Mike Reinold
A great follow up to the hip flexion strength post from last week. Mike goes over functional assessment and exercises to enhance hip flexion. I normally use manual techniques like ITB and psoas release when the hip flexors are restricted. IASTM to the quadriceps, hamstrings, and ITB is also very effective. "Muscle" restrictions means they cannot contract or stretch. I tell my patients that adhesions are similar to spraying starch over clothing; the end result being the muscles cannot fold or stretch. When the soft tissues around the muscles are remodelled properly, the muscle often tests longer and stronger. If it still tests weak, that's when I prescribe strengthening ther ex.