Why should I do the walk-the-walk exercise?

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The walk the walk exercise helps activate the butt and muscles of the hip, which helps with external rotation while you walk. Improving the function of these muscles will help improve the way you walk to prevent both future pain and injury.

Rick Olderman
Physical Therapy

The walk the walk exercise, which activates proper gluteal function and improves femur (thigh bone) tracking while walking,improves gluteus maximus (which extends and externally rotates the hip joint as well as guides the femoral head in the hip socket) function while walking or running. This is important for improving hip and knee mechanics. This is perhaps one of the most important and difficult items to correct. Take your time.

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