HIPS06 Gluteal hamstrings and low back strengthening


To maximise strength and stability at the hips, legs and low back by increasing the power, control and stability of the muscles.


Starting Position:

Lie on your back on a carpet or exercise mat. Place your feet on top of a firm exercise ball.


Firstly, engage/tighten the abdominal muscles. Then slowly and in a controlled manner lift your pelvis off the floor and hold for 10-15 seconds. Then slowly rest your pelvis back on the floor. The sets, repetitions and any external resistance is to be determined by your osteopath.


Whilst your pelvis is off the floor attempt to tilt the ball from side to side using your feet by just a few inches. This will help strengthen your abdomen and back muscles.