Functional Rehab Academy

Rectus femoris

Muscle function: Hip flexion and external rotation. Knee extension. Anterior pull on Ilium.

Muscle origin: Anterior inferior iliac spine, supraacetabular groove

Muscle insertion: Patella and tibial tuberosity via patellar tendon

Nerve innervation: L2-4 (Lovett reactor C2-4)

Organ relationship: Small intestine and liver – T7-11, S2-4 and Vagus

  • Small intestine
    • Sympathetic: T8-11
    • Parasympathetic: S2-4 and Vagus
  • Liver
    • Sympathetic: T7-10
    • Parasympathetic: Vagus
Iliac spine part
Client is supine with the test leg extended and placed in 45 deg. hip flexion and neutral rotation. Fiksate on the front of the opposite hip with one hand and apply pressure towards extension on the test leg with the other hand.
Acetabulum part
Client is supine with the test leg extended and placed in 45 deg. hip flexion and full external rotation. Fiksate on the front of the opposite hip with one hand and apply pressure towards extension on the test leg with the other hand.

Functional anatomy for

Rectus femoris

Related joints: Hip and knee joint

Myofascial lines: Superficial front line

Release exercises

Corrective strength exercises

Functional Rehab Academy

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