A Doctor Recommended Tool for Hip Flexor Tightness
The Hip Hook was featured in Well + Good: Fitness Tips as a tool that doctors recommend to help release the inner-most tightness in your body.
Deeper within your core and pelvis lies a muscle called the iliopsoas. Also known as your hip flexor, the iliopsoas is actually made up of 2 separate muscles — the iliacus and the psoas. These muscles are prone to holding tension, whether it be from living a sedentary lifestyle or from overuse in our workouts and daily activities.
Muscle tension in the iliacus and psoas can limit the range of motion coming from the hips and cause the pelvis to be held out of its proper alignment, twisting the “core” of the body. If left unaddressed, tight hip flexors may contribute to lower back pain, hip pain, and knee pain over time.
The Hip Hook is the first muscle release tool designed to address both the iliacus and the psoas. Using the Hip Hook for just a couple of minutes per day alongside your workout routine may help you feel stronger and more flexible with your body, keeping you free from pain.