Addressing flexibility of the rectus femoris in the athlete with low back pain

Morey J. Kolber, Ira M. Fiebert

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Abstract

Methods used to achieve flexibility of the rectus femoris may require modification in the athlete with degenerative low back pain. Maintaining a posterior pelvic tilt during stretching has the dual purpose of promoting an efficient stretch and protecting the lumbar spine from undue stress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-73
Number of pages8
JournalStrength and Conditioning Journal
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005

Keywords

  • Flexibility
  • Hip flexor
  • Intervertebral foramen
  • Posterior pelvic tilt
  • Rectus femoris

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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