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Quadratus lumborum

Muscle function: Lateral flexion stability of lumbar spine. Anterior pull on Ilium. Pelvis and lumbar stability during one leg stance and gait.

Muscle origin: Iliac crest and iliolumbar ligament

  • Large intestine
    • Sympathetic – T10-L2
    • Parasympathetic: S2-4 and Vagus
  • Liver
    • Sympathetic: T7-10
    • Parasympathetic: Vagus

Primary inhibatory muscles: Latissimus (both sides), Diaphragm, opposite Quadratus lumborum, Psoas major (both sides), Adductor magnus (both sides), Tensor fascie latae (both sides), Vastus lateralis (both sides), Piriformis

Lumbar part
Client is supine with the legs straight and placed 15 deg. to the test side and holding around the bed with both hands. Fiksate with one hand on the side of the lower part of the rib cage (on opposite site of test) and grab under both legs just above the ankles. Pull both legs towards the midline.
Costal part
Client is supine with the legs straight and placed 15 deg. to the test side and holding around the bed with both hands. Fiksate with one hand on the side of the hip (on opposite site of test) and grab under both legs just above the ankles. Pull both legs towards the midline.

Functional anatomy for

Quadratus lumborum

Synergists:

Release exercises

Corrective strength exercises

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