posthipmuscles.jpgBody Map: Hip- Posterior/Back Of

This region consists of the muscles in posterior hip/glute region. Important structures in this area include: the piriformis muscle (green line), gemelli muscles and obturator externus (purple line), quadratus femoris (red line), and the gluteus maximus muscle which lays over the top of them all.

In this section you will find our available treatment plans as well as the different self treatment techniques on this site.

Injury Treatment Plans for this area:

(* note. each treatment plan includes a free downloadable PDF. Here's a post on how to use them.)

1. Piriformis strain/sprain. Click here.

2. Upper hamstring tendonitis. Click here.

This is part of our "Injury of the Week" blog series. Each post will talk about what the injury is and how it can happen. It will then take you through all five steps of the ATA self treatment system.

Individual Parts of the Self Treatment System:

Part 1. Self Muscle Massage

  1. Blog post with anatomy review, video and picture demonstration of self muscle release techniques for the posterior hip using a foam roller and tennis ball. Click here.

Part 2. Mobilizations

  1. Blog post on tennis ball mobilizations for the back of the hip. Click here.

Part 3. Stretching.

  1. Blog post on beginner, intermediate, and advanced stretches for the piriformis and external rotators of the hip. Click here.

Part 4. Kinesiology Taping.

Coming soon. Planning to add a piriformis tape application.

Part 5. Strengthening. 

Right now our strength advice is specific to our "injury of the week" blog series (see top of this page for injuries affecting this area). However, all of our strenghtening videos can be found on our youtube channel (link at top of website).