NFPT Live: The Relationship Between Hip Muscle Weakness and Correlating Tightness – Ep 44

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Is there a relationship between hip muscle weakness in some muscles and correlating tightness in others? Yes! But, it’s complicated. When any of the 21 hip muscles are weak, it can cause the others to become over-worked and tight as a protection against forces being applied to the joint. We explore this common question on NFPT Live.

In this episode we talked about:


  • Is there a relationship between hip muscle weakness and correlating tightness? (2:10)
  • 21 Hip Muscles (2:29)
  • Motions of the hip (2:40)
  • How to assess hip tightness and weakness (3:35)
  • How to assess hip strength (6:35)
  • Value of learning deeper anatomy and assessing unilaterally (7:58)
  • Using isolated exercises (10:30)
  • Remaining mindful of the movement you’re doing (12:28)
  • Isolated exercises as part of warmup or cooldown (14:30)
  • Self-assess to learn (15:15)
  • Adding a PT and OT to your network (17:00)
  • Impact on the knees (18:30)
  • Stability-Mobility chain (19:32)

NFPT Live Episode #44

Some of our viewers said:

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What’s up I love hips. 

My weakness is my knee.


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Beverly Hosford, MA teaches anatomy and body awareness using a skeleton named Andy, balloons, play-doh, ribbons, guided visualizations, and corrective exercises. She is an instructor, author, and a business coach for fitness professionals. Learn how to help your clients sleep better with in Bev's NFPT Sleep Coach Program and dive deeper into anatomy in her NFPT Fundamentals of Anatomy Course.
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