Functional Rehab Academy

Gluteus maximus

Muscle function: Hip extension and external rotation. Control of the Ilium, Sacrum and Coccyx bone, and thereby the SI joints. Control of the knee joint and Fibula bone. Stability of the lumbar spine through the “Back functional line”.

Muscle origin: Iliac crest, sacrum and coccygis

Muscle insertion: Trochantor major, linea glutea and the IT band connecting to the Tibia and caput of Fibula

Nerver innervation: L5-S2 (Lovett reactor C1)

Organ relationship: Sex organs

  • Sympathetic: male T10-L4 / female T5L4
  • Parasympathetic: S2-S4
Mid range
Client is supine with one leg hanging from the side with the shin vertical, Apply pressure under the heel and try to lift the thigh of the table.
Iliac part
Client is prone with the knee bend 90 deg., the hip in 25 deg. extension and the knee in abduction creating an external rotation of approx 40 deg. Apply pressure down in a sligth oblique angle towards the opposite knee.
Sacral part
Client is prone with the knee bend 90 deg. and the hip in 25 deg. extension. Apply pressure straight down towards the bed.
Coccygis part
Client is prone with the knee bend 90 deg. and the hip in 20 deg. extension. Bring the knee slightly across the other leg and externally rotate the hip by bringing the ankle even more across the body. Fiksate on the knee with one hand and pull the ankle outwards with the other hand, creating an internal rotational force on the hip joint.

Functional anatomy for

Gluteus maximus

Related joints: SI, hip and upper Tibia-fibula joint

Myofascial lines: Back functional line, Lateral line


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