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Gluteal and Lateral Hip Rotator Muscles – Functional Anatomy

Overview Gluteal muscles form the fullness of the hip. They originate on the pelvis and insert on the femur. The gluteus maximus also attaches to the tibia via the iliotibial band. Primarily, these muscles extend and abduct the hip joint. The lateral glutes are key in supporting the pelvis while the ipsilateral leg lifts and …

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Leg Slap Pelvic Mobilization

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Self Care – Kneeling Stretch for Hip Flexors

This is one of the classic stretches for hip flexors, and for good reasons. It gives you lots of control and allows you to be very specific. Most people think of Iliopsoas as THE hip flexor. As well, hip flexor muscles include other muscles: Iliopsoas Psoas Major Iliacus Rectus Femoris Tensor Fascia Lata Sartorius Gluteus …

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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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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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