Hips and Lower Back Pain

by | May 10, 2021

Hips and Lower Back Pain.

Learn about techniques you can do at home to release tight muscles of the hip, specifically the glutes, piriformis, the deep hip rotators and of course iliacus.

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According to physical therapist and author of Tight Hip, Twisted Core: The Key To Unresolved Pain, Christine Koth:


“When the iliacus and the psoas are tight, they play tug of war with the back of the hip.

So that’s the glutes, the piriformis, the deep hip rotators and those muscles have chosen to also contract oftentimes as a result of iliacus and psoas being tight.

So we want to release, not just the front, but also release the secondary effect of that which is tightness in the back.

Really using a ball to put prolonged pressure on the muscles that are to the side of your tailbone will help with that.”

Low Back Pain Exercises to Avoid

We also cover the types of exercise you want to avoid if you have back pain and tight hip flexors, such as deep lunges and deep squats among others.


Today’s Guest

Long time physical therapist and author of

Tight Hip, Twisted Core: The Key To Unresolved Pain

Christine Koth

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About Me

Iain Portrait


Hi, I’m Iain Barker creator of Back Pain Liberation.

I got back pain young and it got worse over time. Like many others in this situation, I saw plenty of doctors and therapists – all to no avail.

In the end self-help worked best – it often does for bad backs. Now I train regularly, focus on what works, and don’t get back pain.

My goal is to share what I learned. To help you find a more effective way when treatment doesn’t hit the spot.


Quote of the day

Which sportsman, holder of a congressional gold medal, who was featured on a £5 note issued by the bank of Scotland, said:

When I want a long ball, I spin my hips faster

Answer at the end of today’s show.


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