Aletha's Founder, Christine Koth, MPT was featured in Bicycling Magazine's latest article on lower back pain when cycling. This is a common injury experienced by cyclists, yet it can be prevented with the right approach.
Christine explains how the hip flexors, specifically the iliacus muscles, are overused and become shortened and tight when seated on the bike. This tightness influences the alignment of the lower back, pelvis, and hips and can lead to pain or injury over time. The good news is that this pain and tightness can be addressed through targeted muscle releases, stretches, and exercises.
A tool that can help with releasing tightness in the hip flexors is the Hip Hook, the only one that can address both the iliacus and psoas muscles. Using the Hip Hook only a few minutes per day and before you ride can make a big difference in how you feel on and off the bike. Learn more about the Hip Hook here.