Hello, I have a client who has arthritis in her right hip. During mobility tests, she has an asymmetrical weight shift to one side (her right side) during any squatting and hinging movements. I’ve been showing her many Glute Medius exercises (due to the imbalance). The only problem is, there’s pain whenever these exercises are performed (whenever she performs abduction with her right leg in general) I’ve also showed her some adductor and TFL stretches to incorporate.
I’m trying to program further leg training without machines, but I don’t want to worsen her imbalance. What’s your advice? Sorry for the complication.
Hello Tyler Freitag,
You want to do reduced ROM exercise until the body lets her progress while using proper form at all times. Also work from the shoulder to the ankle with strength and flexibility; do not go after the victim (hip), let the rest of the body help and become balanced while the hip rests and recuperates.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.