Evidence-Based Strength Training: Gluteus Medius, An Update

To build upon my previous post regarding Evidence-based Strength Training of the Gluteus Medius, I wrote the following article for MedBridge Education... Pain and Gluteal Strength The gluteal musculature has been implicated in many different pathologies due to its potential impact on lower extremity biomechanics. During weight bearing, the femur moves about a fixed patella and…

Should we stop blaming the glutes for everything?

Below is an article written for MikeReinold.com...  Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture1,2 and patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)3,4,5 are two of the most common lower extremity complaints that physicians or physical therapists will encounter. In addition to the high incidence of these pathologies, with regards to ACL injury, very high ipsilateral re-injury and contralateral injury have…

Strength Training Considerations for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

In my previous post regarding Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS), I delved into its etiological understanding. Now that we are beginning to learn more about this syndrome and its subsequent biomechanical considerations, we can begin to develop a more effective and targeted strength training program. Posterolateral Hip Musculature Last year, two systematic reviews were published that…

Evidence-Based Strength Training: Gluteus Medius

There are several pathologies and clinical presentations that may indicate targeting the hip abductors, but are you selecting the most effective interventions? Lets start off with some anatomy and biomechanics... The hip abductor musculature consists of the gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, and tensor fasciae latae as determined by Clark et al. Additionally, the piriformis and…