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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Gluteus Medius and Minimus

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     Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Gluteus Medius (and Minimus)   Gluteus Medius This muscle is mostly deep 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 from dropping toward the non-weight-bearing leg.     The gluteus medius abducts the hip joint. The anterior fibers medially rotate and may assist in flexion, whilst the posterior fibers slightly laterally rotate the hip joint. As with the gluteus maximus, trigger points in the gluteus medius may refer pain locally to the...

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Hip Mobility Exercises

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  NAT Presenter Mike McGurn Demonstrates 4 Awesome Hip Mobility Exercises   More about Mike McGurn ...   The Dangers and Limitations of Poor Flexibility  Tight, stiff muscles limit our normal range of movement. A lack of flexibility (tight muscles) can be a key contributing factor to common muscle and joint pain. A severe lack of flexibility can mean it is difficult to perform what should be ordinary daily functions such as bending down to pick something from the floor, or looking over our shoulder. Simply put - tight and stiff muscles interfere with proper muscle action. If the muscles cannot contract...

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5 Awesome Exercises for Activating the Glutes

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  Glute Activation Exercises using Speed Bands   Links Find a Trigger Point Professional in your area More Articles About ITB Syndrome More Articles About Knee Pain More Articles About Hip Injuries and Treatment Online Hip Course - Stuart Hinds Dry Needling for Trigger Points NAT Professional Courses Certify as a Trigger Point Therapist Trigger Point Workbooks    About NAT Courses As a manual therapist or exercise professional, there is only one way to expand your business - education! Learning more skills increases the services that you offer and provides more opportunity for specialization. Every NAT course is designed to...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Gluteus Minimus

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    Treating Gluteus Minimus - Stuart Hinds   [Greek gloutos, buttock; Latin minimus, smallest] The gluteus minimus is situated anteroinferior and deep to the gluteus medius, whose fibers obscure it. Origin Outer surface of ilium between anterior and inferior gluteal lines. Insertion Anterior border of greater trochanter. Action Abducts, medially rotates, and may assist in flexion of hip joint. Antagonists: lateral rotator group. Nerve Superior gluteal nerve, L4, 5, S1. Basic Functional Movement Example: stepping sideways over an object, such as a low fence.   Gluteus Minimus - Common Trigger Point Sites and Referred Pain Patterns   Referred Pain...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Gmed Causing MCL Pain and Meniscal Pain

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  Treating Trigger Points - Gluteus Medius (GMed)   How can a weakness of the glutes be responsible for knee pain? There are a number of factors regarding the Gmed that need to be taken into account when we are looking at medial or lateral knee pain. “Medial knee drift,” which is a valgus position of the tibiofemoral joint and, less common, “lateral knee drift” which is a varus position of the tibiofemoral joint. When a client consults their therapist with knee pain, they might have been told that one of the causes of their knee pain is a weakness found in the Gmax or...

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