Wellness Wednesday – Adductor Stretch

Our adductors are made up of 3 smaller muscles and 2 longer ones. Their function involves bringing the legs together and connect to the bones of the pelvis and pubic bone and can often present with similar symptoms to pelvic floor dysfunction. It is important for these muscles to be flexible, particularly in preparation for delivery but also for having good motion to develop strength for squatting, having good sitting and walking tolerance and more advanced exercise such as running, CrossFit or triathlons.

 

I love this particular sequence because it gets us out of gravity, decompresses the back, helps with circulation and provides several options for having better adductor mobility! Helps avoid pubic symphysis pain, prepares for delivery and keeps your pelvis happy!

 

 

Try this out and see which position is most effective for you. Next thing you know, your family will have to come look for you behind doorways because it is so relaxing to get your legs up the wall! Stay tuned for part 2 of our adductor sequence!

 

These videos are meant to be educational and instructional. They are not able to diagnose or treat a specific issue and are definitely not a substitute for a professional evaluation.

 

 

 

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