Gluteal Muscle Stretches

Unilateral Hip Medial Rotation
8th September 2014

  Method: Lying on your front bend the knee to 90 degrees and then slowly let the foot fall away from the body. Try to keep the knees together and hold the position at the end of your comfortable range. Your physiotherapist will advise if you require additional assistance for the stretch.   Physiotherapy, Injury […]

Bilateral Hip Medial Rotation
8th September 2014

  Method: Lying on your front bend one knee and then the other to 90 degrees. Slowly and with control let the feet fall the the side but keep the knees together. Pause at the full range of your comfortable movement and then draw the feet back together. You may find it useful to have […]

Unilateral Hip Flexion Stretch
6th March 2014

    Muscles: Gluteus Maximus & Iliocostalis Lumborum   Method: Lie on your back and pull one knee up to your chest whilst the other is straight on the ground   Physiotherapy, Injury Prevention & Fitness Recommendations: Avoid bouncing when the muscle is cold Stop if the stretch causes pain Perform the stretch in a […]

Hamstrings Muscle Stretch; Sitting
6th March 2014

  Muscles: Hamstrings (Biceps Femoris, Semimembranosus & Semitendinosus) Obliques, Rotatores, Multifidus & Intertransversarii   Method: Sit on the floor with your legs out in front of you. Move one leg out to the side with the toes pointing upwards and put the sole of your other foot onto the side of you knee. Reach towards […]

Oblique Muscles Stretch
6th March 2014

  Muscles: Internal Abdominal Oblique, External Abdominal Oblique & Quadratus Lumborum   Method: From a standing neutral positions, cross your arms across your chest. Keep your back straight and slowly rotate your shoulders to each side   Physiotherapy, Injury Prevention & Fitness Recommendations: Avoid bouncing when the muscle is cold Stop if the stretch causes […]

Knee Rolling Spinal Stretch
6th March 2014

  Muscles: Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Minimus, Ilio-Tibial Band & Iliocostalis Lumboram Method: Lie on your back with your legs straight, bend your knees. Put your arms out to the sides then roll your knees over to one side allowing your back and hips to rotate slightly as you do this   Physiotherapy, Injury […]

Muscles: Gluteus Maximus, Piriformis, Gemellus Superior, Gemellus Inferior, Obturator Internus & Obturator Externus   Method: Sit cross-legged. Keep your back straight and slowly lean forwards to the ground   Physiotherapy, Injury Prevention & Fitness Recommendations: Avoid bouncing when the muscle is cold Stop if the stretch causes pain Perform the stretch in a safe environment […]

Hip Abductor & ITB Stretch; Standing
21st February 2014

Muscles: Gluteus Minimus, Gluteus Medius, Tensor Fascia Latae, Sartorius & Ilio-Tibial Band (ITB)   Method: Stand upright and cross one leg behind the other. Lean towards the foot that is at the rear of the other leg. Physiotherapy, Injury Prevention & Fitness Recommendations: Avoid bouncing when the muscle is cold Stop if the stretch causes […]

Gluteal Muscles Stretch; Sitting
17th February 2014

  Muscles: Biceps Femoris, Semimembranosus, Semitendinosus,  Ilio-Tibial Band & Gluteus Maximus   Method: Sit with one leg straight and the other leg crossed over your knee toward your opposite shoulder. Keep your back straight and your shoulders facing forward.   Physiotherapy, Injury Prevention & Fitness Recommendations: Stop if the stretch causes pain Perform the stretch in […]

Muscles: Tensor Fascia Latae, Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Minimus, Ilio-Tibial Band & Gluteus Maximus   Method: Lie on your back and cross one leg over the other. Bring your foot up to your opposite knee and with your opposite arm pull your raised knee towards the ground.   Physiotherapy, Injury Prevention & Fitness Recommendations: May be […]

Hip Flexor Stretch
3rd May 2013

Muscle Group: Hip Flexors (Rectus Femoris, Psoas Major, Psoas Minor & Iliacus muscles)   Muscle Action: Hip flexion and controls hip extension   Method: Place your hands on your hips & lunge forward keeping both feet facing in the direction of the stretch Slowly lean back until a stretch is felt on the front of […]

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