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Iliotibial Tract and Fascia Lata – Functional Anatomy

Fascia Lata The fascia lata is the deep fascia that wraps the outer thigh. This thick fascial envelope attaches superiorly to the crest of the Ilium and inguinal ligament. The fascia continues onto the pubic rami, ischial tuberosity, sacrotuberous ligament, coccyx and sacrum. Distally, it thickens as it attaches to the proximal tibia. It offers …

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Self Care – Seizing Hamstring

Here, you will find self-care strategies for the seizing hamstring. As well, these people often have pain in the back of the hip or calf. For more information about how people describe and create that pain, look at this other post. Side-to-Side Movements In the short term, discontinue exercise on uneven ground. This rest gives …

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Gluteus Minimus – Massage Therapy Notes

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Self Care – Pain Down the IT Band, Extending Behind the Ankle

Here, you will find strategies for getting relief from the pain that extends down the leg. You can find more information about how people describe, activate, and aggravate this pain pattern in this other post. If possible, discontinue running and walking on uneven ground for a short while. This gives the muscle and hip joints …

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Pain Down the IT Band Extending Behind the Ankle

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. The people complain of pain down the side of the thigh. When questioned, they will often say that it extends down the calf. Understanding where the pain goes is essential. People with this gluteus minimus problem are clear that it …

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Self Care – Releasing hip trigger points with a tennis ball

This is a VERY useful home care activity for clients with chronic trigger points in the hips. This not only includes clients with hip pain but the pain that extends down the side of the leg, down the back of the leg, and seizing hamstrings. Your neuromuscular therapist can use assessment to pinpoint the spot …

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Trigger Points and The Seizing Hamstring

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. These people grab their hamstring and talk about how painful it is. They are often quite careful about not stretching their hamstrings too aggressively. Also, the back of the thigh often cramps when flexing the knee to touch the heel to …

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