Many times, a simple variation or tactile cue can drastically change the effectiveness and feeling of a traditional exercise. In this variation, Chris Johnson of Zeren PT and Performance uses a lateral to medial pressure to act as a cue to enhance glut contraction and guard against knee valgus. Need help returning to running or sport? Contact us for a live or online consult!



Runners need strength and stability, not to mention symmetry and variability. But many of those are topics for a different post! To work on both strength and stability of your legs to accept load, try these lateral hip strengthening variations from my pal Chris Johnson PT of Zeren PT and Performance. If you need help returning to sport or running, contact us!



Straight leg raises combined with bridging are a great way to work on single limb loading, balance, and core stability. Add in the challenge of moving your arms without body perturbation and you've got a great variation. Video via my pal, Chris Johnson PT. Need help returning to running or sport? Contact us!

A lot of rehab and exercise for the hips and knees focus on the hip abductors, as they tend to stabilize the hip and knee. Don't forget about the adductors to keep balanced and strong. Chris Johnson of Zeren PT and Performance shows an effective hip adductor progression. As usual with Chris' exercises, he makes them look simple and they're difficult to do them with as much control as he shows. Need help returning to running or sport - contact us!