Treating Trigger Points - Iliopsoas
Treating Iliopsoas - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner
The iliacus and psoas major (including the psoas minor if one is present) combine to provide a deceleration of internal rotation of the femur on heel- strike and slow hip extension.
Bilateral contraction of this fleshy triangular muscle provides stability to the lumbar spine.
These muscles are rich in muscle spindles and are therefore prone to shorten under stress. This in turn can cause inhibition in the gluteus maximus.
Trigger points in these muscles typically refer pain across the lower back and down into the buttock, anterior thigh, and groin.
About Jonathan Kuttner M.D.
Dr Jonathan Kuttner (MBBCH, Dip Sports Med, Dip MSM, FRNZCGP, FAFMM) is a musculo-skeletal pain specialist who has spent the last 35 years in New Zealand working as a doctor, teacher and writer.
In 2014 Dr. Kuttner was the recipient of the NAMTPT Lifetime Award for Contribution to Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy.
Dr. Kuttner is regularly featured on national TV and radio.
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