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Hip- Posterior/Back Of

This region consists of the muscles in posterior hip/glute region. Important structures in this area include: 1) the piriformis muscle (green line), 2) gemelli muscles and obturator externus (purple line), 3) quadratus femoris (red line), and 4) the gluteus maximus muscle which lays over the top of them all.

How To Use This Site:

Below are the 5 parts of the self treatment system including self muscle massage, mobilization techniques, stretching, kinesiology taping and strengthening. Before you get to those, here are some posts to help you put all of the pieces together.

Part One - how to determine which massage, mobilization and stretching techniques you should use.

  1. Muscle Sprains/Strains
  2. Tendon Injuries (specific guidance for tendon injuries in the lower body here)
  3. Muscle Spasms, Knots, Trigger Points
  4. Overuse Injuries (specific guidance for overuse injuries in the lower body here including normal range of motion + muscle pairs)

Part Two- adding kinesiology taping to your self treatment program. Advice for each of the four injury types listed above.

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.

Part 5. Strengthening. Coming soon.

Specific Injuries

No information available for this region. Yet.