Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Gluteus Medius
Stuart Hinds presents a technique for using tape to provide an off-loading effect when treating trigger points in Glute Med.
This muscle is mostly deep to and is therefore obscured by the gluteus maximus, but appears on the surface between the gluteus maximus and the TFL.
During walking, this muscle, along with the gluteus minimus, prevents the pelvis fromdropping toward the non-weight-bearing leg.
As with the gluteus maximus, trigger points in the gluteus medius may refer pain locally to the buttocks and hips, but are more commonly associated with lower back pain where they likely form part of the same wider holding pattern.
Gluteus Medius - Common Trigger Point Sites
Team NAT Wins Prestigious "Excellence in Education" award at the 33rd Annual NAMTPT Conference, Chicago, 10/2017
This trigger point therapy blog is intended to be used for information purposes only and is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or to substitute for a medical diagnosis and/or treatment rendered or prescribed by a physician or competent healthcare professional. This information is designed as educational material, but should not be taken as a recommendation for treatment of any particular person or patient. Always consult your physician if you think you need treatment or if you feel unwell.