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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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Iliopsoas Complex – Massage Therapy Notes

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Iliopsoas Complex – Functional Anatomy

The Iliopsoas Complex is a set of muscles on the back wall of the abdomen. They primarily flex the hip but also help with lateral flexion of the trunk. Many studies vary in their explanation of how they work, especially when they are trigger point laden. They seem to adjust tension based on many factors, …

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Iliacus – Functional Anatomy

Overview The anatomy of the iliacus is the simplest of the hip flexors. Origin Iliac fossa of the ilium Insertion lesser trochanter of the femur Function flexion of the hip Innervation femoral nerve. The nerve root varies, depending on study from L1-L4 but always seems to involve L2-L3. Iliacus is the most direct and straightforward …

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