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Jeremy Klinkhamer

9 Responses to “Flexibility – Hip Test”

  1. September 11, 2014

    johnhoyle

    Greetings Jeremy I do the basic /on the elbows / 5 min now /do you have any tips for other plank positions?

  2. September 11, 2014

    johnhoyle

    I left out plank after basic

    • Jeremy Klinkhamer

      September 11, 2014

      Jeremy Klinkhamer

      Hi John,
      I have quite a few plank variations. Go to the Flexibility tab at the home page of Ignition Golf and try these:
      Shoulder Tap Plank pg. 5
      Exercises to increase Club Head Speed pg. 5
      Plank with Opposite Lift pg. 4
      Plank with Push Up pg. 4
      Golfers Plank pg. 3

      Be careful with doing planks on your elbows for long periods of time… especially if you’re on a hard surface. I know someone that tore the bursae sac from prolonged pressure on the elbow bursae.
      Have fun with the other plank challenges above!
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  3. September 11, 2014

    TIMADAMS

    Jeremy are you going to show some hip stretches where you don’t have to get on the floor?

    • Jeremy Klinkhamer

      September 11, 2014

      Jeremy Klinkhamer

      Hi Tim,
      There are plenty under the Flexibility tab on the home page of Ignition Golf:
      Standing Hip Stretch pg. 6
      Hip Swivel pg. 6
      How to Increase Hip Separation… pg. 5
      Standing Hip Stretch with Club pg. 4
      Build Your Lower Body Strength… pg. 4

      Take a look at those and you should find some great opportunities. Also, keep working on the test movement in the video above… it should help to repeat this often as well.
      Good luck,
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  4. May 12, 2016

    VanMiller

    Your knee is turning a significant amount which assist the hip in turning that your testing. Is there a better hip test that would take the knee out of the equation such as starting the test on your knees?

    • Good thought. Even though this is the current ‘gold standard’ test for hip rotation in the golf world it has it’s limitations. In a clinical setting we would dig deeper if this was a failed test and see what joint (hip, knee or ankle) wasn’t giving us the proper range of motion. The knee and ankle are primarily hinge joints with very little pure rotation, but you’re right, there is some. There’s something called the Screw-Home effect of the knee that accounts for up to 10 degrees of rotation as the knee straightens. The ankle has similar qualities. The test shown is done this way because it’s most similar to what a golfer’s lower extremity goes through, within reason of course. Plus it’s very quick and easy to teach someone to do themselves. In a clinical setting we would do a Windshield Wiper like maneuver in prone and supine to get a more accurate number but they also come with slight limitations. Here’s the supine version: http://ignitiongolf.com/windshield-wiper-exercise/ The prone version takes away the 90 degrees of hip flexion that the supine version has. For self-testing, use the supine version so you can get a decent visual of any asymmetries by looking at the angle of your lower leg during the test. You should see around 30-40 degrees of motion on each side. Hope this helps and thanks for the question.
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  5. A little off topic and rather unimportant, Jeremy, but in the opening page of the Dashboard your name is spelled Klickhamer, but I think I have understod that it is Klinkhamer.

    • Oh no!! Thank you so much for telling us. As you can imagine, that’s not the first time that’s ever happened.

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