The Hip Hitch

The hip hitch exercise is one of my favourites… Because people do it. You can quickly and easily perform this exercise whilst you’re waiting for the kettle to boil, or the microwave to beep.

The exercise is performed in 4 distinct movements:

  1. Hitch the hip upwards.

    1. Lift one hip up towards your ribs without moving the rest of your body.

  2. Bring the same leg to the side.

    1. DO NOT compensate for the shift by tilting your body in the opposite direction. Keep your torso in line.

  3. Return your leg to the hip hitch position.

  4. Lower the hip back to the floor.

Your Osteopath will advise you of the sets and reps appropriate for you.