This is Jamie Glick. I'm here to talk about physical therapy with standing hip flexor stretches. The hip flexor muscle group is a very large muscle group and one that's also prone to becoming very tight in a lot of people and leading to other problems down the road. So we're here to talk about ways to stretch that out. The hip flexor muscle is a very important muscle because it starts in the front of your leg and ends up connecting to the front of your lumbar vertebrae in your low back. So it's a very important one to keep loose and flexible and healthy. There are two ways to perform the hip flexor stretch when you are standing. One is with the use of a chair and what you would do is put the leg that you are not stretching up on the chair like so. You're going to keep your back straight and then you are going to start shifting forward and as you shift forward hold onto something for balance and you should start feeling a little pulling in the front of your hip, the one that is on the ground, not the one that is on the chair. The other type of stretch you can try is a standing lunge stretch. When you do the standing lunge stretch, you can have your hands on your hips to start with. You take one giant step forward and now the back leg is the one that's going to feel the stretch. So you are going to bend that front knee a little bit forward and as you come forward again you can contract the glute on that back leg to help push that hip flexor forward. If you still don't feel it, you have the option of raising up the arm on that same side that you are stretching and then tilting a little bit backwards to enhance that stretch in the hip flexor, hold this for 30 seconds and then repeat three times.