Hip Adduction and Abduction, Course Takeaways, and the Draw-in Maneuver – Movement Debrief Episode 42

Movement Debrief Episode 42 is in the books. Below is a copy of the video for your viewing pleasure, and audio if you can’t stand looking at me.

Here is the set list:

  • What is normal hip abduction/adduction range of motion?
  • What tests do I use to assess these ranges?
  • Why are these limitations theoretically present?
  • What is the treatment hierarchy for hip adduction and abduction?
  • What are some of my favorite moves to improve these measures?
  • What are my top 3 takeaways from the PRI courses I’ve attended?
  • Why the draw in maneuver is complete bullshit and what you should do instead

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and the audio version…


Zac Cupples iTunes                


Here were the links I mentioned:

Sawbones Pelvis model

Hip range of motion debrief

Infrasternal Angle Debrief

An Anatomic Investigation of the Ober’s Test

Toe Touch to Squat for a narrow infrapubic angle

Diamond Bear exercise for a narrow infrapubic angle

Here is a move I use to improve active hip abduction. You can put the femur in relative external or internal rotation pending on which of those directions is limited:

Bill Hartman

Postural Restoration Institute

Inefficient muscular stabilization of the lumbar spine associated with low back pain. A motor control evaluation of transversus abdominis.

Adriaan Louw

Here is the Paul Hodges video I talked about

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Hip Adduction and Abduction

Course Takeaways

The Abdominal Draw-in Maneuver


    1. Glad you liked it my G. Any discussions your teachers want to be in about this I’m game 🙂

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