Hip extension on ball

Physical Therapy in Louisiana for Hip

Lay on the floor with your heels and calves on top of a 55cm or larger therapy ball.

Engage your inner unit, buttocks and hamstrings as you lift your hips off the ground until your body is in a straight plank position.

Hold and lower with control.

Be sure not to overarch your back.

Try to lift your hips with your buttocks and legs first, not your low back muscles.

Hold and repeat as advised by your Moreau Physical Therapy Physical Therapist.

To increase the intensity of this exercise, walk the ball out until only your heels are on the ball, or try crossing your arms over your chest.