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Tight Hips?

Updated: Apr 4

Tight hips are a common problem that can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor posture, a sedentary lifestyle, and overuse. Tight hips can lead to discomfort, limited mobility, and even contribute to other issues such as lower back pain. Structural integration can be an effective treatment for tight hips by addressing the underlying muscular imbalances that contribute to the condition.

Here are some ways in which structural integration can help with tight hips:

  1. Release tight muscles: Structural integration can help release tight muscles in the hips and surrounding areas, such as the hamstrings, glutes, and lower back, that contribute to tightness and discomfort.

  2. Improve alignment: Structural integration can help improve alignment by lengthening the muscles that support proper hip and pelvic alignment, reducing strain on the hips.

  3. Increase body awareness: Structural integration can help increase body awareness and teach you how to move with proper alignment, reducing the risk of future postural issues.

  4. Reduce pain: Structural integration can help alleviate pain associated with tight hips by releasing tension in the muscles and fascia.

  5. Enhance overall well-being: Structural integration can help enhance overall well-being by promoting relaxation and reducing stress, which can contribute to tightness and discomfort in the hips.

In addition to structural integration, incorporating stretching and strengthening exercises targeted at the hips can also help improve hip mobility and reduce tightness. Stretching exercises such as hip flexor stretches, pigeon pose, and butterfly stretch can help lengthen the muscles in the hips and promote greater flexibility. Strengthening exercises such as squats, lunges, and bridges can help improve hip stability and reduce strain on the hip joints.

It is important to note that structural integration and exercise alone may not be sufficient to address all cases of tight hips. In some cases, underlying medical conditions such as arthritis or hip impingement may require additional medical treatment.

I am currently offering a Structural Integration Hip Series of 4 sessions aimed at improving overall mobility in the hips. Learn more at

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