Groin Strains in Hockey Players – Prehab Exercises: Valslide Skaters

Groin Strains in Hockey Players – Prehab Exercises: Valslide Skaters


Check out one of our favorite exercise to help prevent groin strains!



The strength of the adductors relative to the abductors of the hips is a big part of managing risk for a groin strain.


We love these Valslide skaters because they mimic the act of skating pretty well and they work on strength and stability of both hips.


If you don’t have these valslides, you can use socks on a hard floor, but be careful! Start slow with only a small amount of lateral movement and a small amount of force in your push and build up as you are comfortable. Give 4 sets of 30 seconds of continuous back and forth a try and see how it goes!


Featured Image By: HockeyShot


Guest Engineer: Tyler Denn-Thiele, PT, DPT, CSCS

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