Healthy Hips

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Healthy Hips

The hip is a ball-and-socket joint, where the top of the thigh bone (femur) is shaped like a ball and connects at the cup-shaped area in the pelvis (acetabulum). Stability stems from the ligaments and muscles that connect the femur to the pelvis. Mobility comes from the many muscle groups that allow you to move your leg across all planes of motion, including the hip flexors, adductors, abductors and gluteals. Weak and stiff muscles can compromise your mobility and produce pain.

Mobility & Stability

MoveMorâ„¢ is simple to use and can help you rejuvenate and maintain strong, flexible hips. Its unique design provides 360-degrees of movement allowing a full range of motion for greater mobility. The 12-points of carefully-designed resistance gently activate multiple muscle groups surrounding the joint, promoting increased hip stability.

Rehabilitation

When recovering from an injury or surgery, gentle exercise under the supervision of a healthcare professional will get you back on your feet sooner. Be sure to talk to your doctor or physical therapist about which exercises will best help meet your rehabilitation goals.

Customized Resistance

MoveMorâ„¢ gives you the ability to customize tube resistance to cater to your specific health needs. Six color-coded levels of progressive resistance are available. The tension is adjustable for individual tubes to address the strengths and weaknesses of each leg. For example, an old injury may necessitate a lighter tension on one side for a comfortable exercise experience.

Getting Started

Below are six basic (Level I) and intermediate (Level II) multi-planar exercises. Before using your MoveMorâ„¢ Lower Body Trainer, please read all the information in the Exercise Guide to allow for the best benefits and reduce the risk of injury.

General Instructions

Sit tall in a firm chair with hips slightly above or aligned with knees. Move slowly with control in a pain-free range of motion. Do warm-up activity for 5 minutes followed by strengthening exercises. When completed, stretch muscles to enhance flexibility. Breathe deeply throughout exercise activity. For a greater challenge, hold exercise for 2-5 seconds. Rest between sets as needed. Perform 1-3 sets of 8-15 repetitions, 2 to 3 times per week.
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Seated Strengthening for Greater Mobility

Hips – I

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Seated Strengthening for Greater Mobility

Hips – 2

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