Alph’s tips: 3 Basic Exercises That Can Help With Osteitis Pubis (OP) In The Early Stages

Diagnosis of Osteitis Pubis (OP) can be quite difficult to the inexperienced therapist hence a very thorough subjective and objective examination is needed. In the most serious of cases, injections or even surgery may be required but the physiotherapy treatment protocol is just as important after. Yet, there are some exercises we can do to help Osteitis Pubis (OP) in the early stages.

 

3 BASIC EXERCISES THAT CAN HELP WITH OSTEITIS PUBIS(OP) IN THE EARLY STAGES

1. PIGEON STRETCH
Hold for 30 sec. Repeat twice a day

  • Start in push up position
  • Bend 1 leg and place in front across body as shown
  • Extend another leg back behind
  • Keep hips squared towards front

2. SIDE-LYING HIP ABDUCTION
Repeat 100 TIMES in a row

  • Side-lying with the bottom leg slightly bent if more comfortable
  • Keep top leg in line with trunk or slightly behind
  • Keep back straight by engaging trunk muscles to stiffen the spine

3. MONSTER WALK
Walk sideways with resistive band around both ankles

  • Standing with resistive band around both ankles
  • Take small steps to the left and then repeat on the right side
  • Avoid leaning over to the side to perform hip movement

Written by ALPHONSE TRANNE, Senior Physiotherapist, Prohealth In Touch Physiotherapy
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