The Hip-Hinge

I’ve wrestled for years now working out the best way to get across to patients how to MOVE properly.

Preventing spinal pain is NOT just about having a strong back (though that is important), nor is it just about avoiding certain movements or activities (though that does sometimes have a role).

It's as much about movement. And especially, the ability to bend forward in a way that recruits the back, not the front, and re-learns some old but forgotten (and good) patterns of movement we all used to have. Before we got older, had injuries, and sat for a living.

See this Dan John video below.

In this third clip from Dan's DVD set, Intervention, Dan demonstrates the hip hinge and his hinge assessment. Visit Dan's website for more information, or our publishing site, On Target Publications -- or