Title

Gluteus medius: applied anatomy, dysfunction, assessment, and progressive strengthening

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science

RAS ID

6001

Comments

This article was originally published as

Presswood, L., Cronin, J., Keogh, J. W., & Whatman, C. (2008). Gluteus medius: Applied anatomy, dysfunction, assessment, and progressive strengthening. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 30(5), 41-53.

Original article available here

Abstract

One of the more common deficits identified by rehabilitation specialists and strength and conditioning practitioners is weakness of the glutei muscles, particularly the gluteus medius (gm). Gluteal weakness can reduce athletic performance and precipitate a number of lower extremity injuries. In this article, we discuss the anatomy and function of the gm musculature, present a review of the current literature pertaining to gm conditioning, and recommend an exercise model based on current strengthening guidelines.

DOI

10.1519/SSC.0b013e318187f19a

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1519/SSC.0b013e318187f19a