I won't say the Activator (see post below) was a 'chiro-quack-tic' gimmick, because my chiropractor and her two colleagues typically see 300 patients a week (ca-ching!!!) including some of my friends. But, my hip flexor strain started to improve only when I started physical therapy two days ago. I have been diligently performing my adductor stretches (see above) and am starting to see the pain-free light, just in time for that loooooong trans-Atlantic flight Tuesday night. Lesson learned: Magic solutions are rare. You have to work at it.