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Gluteus maximus and gluteus medius in pelvic and hip stability: isolation or synergistic activation?

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dc.contributor.author Conneely, Mairéad
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Kieran
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-14T16:29:07Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-14T16:29:07Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2960
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Gluteal muscle dysfunction has been implicated in a variety of pelvic and lower limb disorders, particularly where there is a deficit in pelvic and hip stability. Rehabilitation of gluteus medius has been much advocated in the physiotherapy management of these disorders. The literature however suggests that synergistic activation of multiple muscles, and not just gluteus medius, is critical in the control of frontal plane stability. The evidence suggests the presence of functional subdivisions within these muscles, with function being dependent on appropriate synergistic activation of multiple muscles, including gluteus maximus and gluteus medius. In addition, musculoskeletal disorders appear to adversely affect many different muscles, in terms of muscle strength, size or activation pattern. The synergistic activation of these muscles, rather than isolated activation of one particular muscle, may be an important consideration in the assessment and rehabilitation of gluteal dysfunction. Further research, both laboratorybased and in the clinical environment, is required to help our understanding of how to best recruit these muscle groups and facilitate return to full function. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Physiotherapy Ireland;29(1), pp. 6-10
dc.subject physiotherapy en_US
dc.subject gluteus maximus en_US
dc.subject gluteus medius en_US
dc.subject rehabilitation en_US
dc.subject exercise en_US
dc.title Gluteus maximus and gluteus medius in pelvic and hip stability: isolation or synergistic activation? en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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