Gluteus Medius


 (GM) is a hugely important muscle in terms of controlling the proximal lower quarter and, in many cases, preventing injury and/or pain.••••••••••

GM is described as being a hip abductor, but it is also intimately involved in controlling other aspects of the kinetic chain in the frontal plane of motion. For instance, a lack of GM control can contribute to not only medial knee collapse (hip adduction), but also to contralateral pelvic drop (shown in this image) and lateral bending of the trunk. A lack of control at the hip, pelvis or trunk could lead to pain in the knee, hip or lumbar region in instances where the lack of frontal plane control occurs frequently such as running.

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Posted on April 17, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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