Tendon Compression (Gluteus Medius) by Chris Mallac


 
Did you get the concept for Achilles Tendon compression pain from the two pictures in last week’s newsletter? Limit "loaded end of range dorsiflexion”. Not sure what that means? - well you’ll have to wait until after our next Stretchband Mobility series until we do Achilles Tendon Rehab :)

OK! Easy one today for those who followed our series last year: Gluteus Medius. If you never got to see it either go hunting in the Cafe on the website, or sign up for easy access to our amazing new Rehab Vault where the search engine will find you all videos, PDFs, and newsletters from the last 2 years. It’s got everything you want and it lays it out nicely for you! However it’s not  ready quite yet - stay tuned until next week :)

So, over to you Chris:

Gluteal tendons. The gluteals attach onto the greater tuberosity of the femur which is a big bump of bone on the outside of the thigh. When the hip is flexed and adducted, the tendon is pushed against the bone. This happens when the patient allows the hip to drop into a "Trendelenburg” position, like this picture:
 
 

 (A) Good Gluteus Medius control
vs
(B) Weakness of Gluteus Medius leading to the “Trendelenburg Sign”

 
 
Practical Considerations:
  • The other factor here is sleeping on that hip. The body weight may cause the tendon to be compressed, especially on hard mattresses or surfaces.
  • Wider pelvis will also predispose to this type of tendon compression.
  • Long periods standing and leaning into the hip lazily is very detrimental to the tendon as it is loaded at end range.
 

 The Gluteus Medius Tendon (and less so, Gluteus Minimum underneath) are subject to compression as it slides around the Greater Trochanter

 

Cheerio!

Ulrik

P.S. Get confidence and competence to reduce pain and prevent injury at your Rehab Essentials course in Brisbane and Melbourne (last chances there!), and Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong (June).

Find your closest Rehab Essentials on rehabtrainer.com.au/essentials for all locations except Taiwan (email Gary Kao at garykaokao@yahoo.com.tw).
 

 
       

Get exclusive Rehab Techniques:




 

MRC Virtual

Rehab
MRC Virtual

.

Express

Rehab
Express

Learn how the world-class REHAB method can help you effectively correct the 5 main muscle imbalances that most clients suffer from, and that underpin so many chronic niggling biomechanical problems.

Essentials

Rehab
Essentials

This course is the foundational accreditation for learning R+E+H+A+B and working as an effective Rehab Trainer, teaching you the knowledge, skills and giving you the equipment, to unofficially join the ‘rehab team’.

Online

Rehab
Online

In this course you will learn how to fix your clients’ low risk, niggling movement problems, from the comfort of your own home, studio or clinic, anytime.

FX

Rehab
FX

Learn the cutting-edge fun functional fitness rehab tools developed by Rehab Trainer, in partnership with Crankit and AIK to prevent and fix client injuries.

Masterclass

Rehab
Masterclass

Highly motivated Rehab Trainers are invited to take a 2-day intensive Masterclass that will broaden and deepen their knowledge and skills. All that you learned in Rehab Trainer Essentials will be cemented in as we take everything to the next level and register you on the Rehab Trainer website as a go-to Master Rehab Trainer. Master the use of Taping, Pressure Biofeedback Unit and Movement Deficit Assessments for the highly effective management of your clients injuries.

Practitioner

Rehab
Practitioner

3-day Intensive course for Exercise Physiologists, Physiotherapists / Physical Therapists,Osteopaths and Chiropractors, offering hands-on assessment and treatment techniques of elite Sports Physios who specialise in Muscle Imbalance Correction and Functional Movement Training.

Elite

Rehab
Elite

Special skills are required to get pro athletes back into competition quickly and safely, and to prevent injury recurrence - skills that are often kept in-house and unavailable to the high-value social athlete or fitness enthusiast. Now you can learn these secrets, and how to customise them for the athlete or the superfit!

Courses Available inAustralia

Find Your Course

Courses Available inChina

Find Your Course

Courses Available inDenmark

Find Your Course

Courses Available inGermany

Find Your Course

Courses Available inHong Kong

Find Your Course

Courses Available inIndia

Find Your Course

Courses Available inIndonesia

Find Your Course

Courses Available inIran

Find Your Course

Courses Available inMalaysia

Find Your Course

Courses Available inMaldives

Find Your Course

Courses Available inMyanmar

Find Your Course

Courses Available inNew Zealand

Find Your Course

Courses Available inPhilippines

Find Your Course

Courses Available inSingapore

Find Your Course

Courses Available inSpain

Find Your Course

Courses Available inTaiwan

Find Your Course

Courses Available inThailand

Find Your Course

Courses Available inUnited Arab Emirates

Find Your Course