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Semimembranosus

Muscle function: Hip extension and knee flexion. Internal rotation of Tibia

Muscle origin: Superolateral impression of ischial tuberosity

Muscle insertion: Medial condyle of Tiba and fascial sheet of Popliteus

Nerve innervation: L5-S2 (Lovett reactor C1)

Organ relationship: Large intestine – T10-L2, S2-4 and Vagus

  • Large intestine
    • Sympathetic: T10-L2
    • Parasympathetic: S2-4 and Vagus
Tibial part
Client is supine with the knee flexed 100 deg. (knee joint angle is 80 deg.) and tibia in full internal rotation. Fiksate with one hand in front of the knee and apply pressure towards knee extension by pulling towards the end of the bed with the other hand.
Popliteal part
Client is supine with the knee flexed 100 deg. (knee joint angle is 80 deg.) and tibia in full internal rotation. The foot is placed 20cm lateral creating a slight internal rotation in the hip. Fiksate with one hand in front of the knee and apply pressure towards knee extension in a slight oblique angle pulling towards the end of the bed (in a line away from the knee) with the other hand.

Functional anatomy for

Semimembranosus

Related joints: SI, hip and knee joint

Myofascial lines: Superficial back line

Synergists: 

  • Erector spinae – Connected in Superficial back line
  • Glutes maximus – Hip extension. Posterior pull on Ilium
  • Piriformis – Posterior pull on Ilium (through function of hip external rotation)
  • Semitendinosus¬†– Hip extension, knee flexion and Tibia internal rotation. Posteior pull on Ilium
  • Biceps femoris – Hip extension and knee flexion. Posterior pull in Ilium
  • Adductor magnus – Hip extension. Posterior pull on Ilium
  • Sartorius – Internal rotation of Tibia
  • Gracilis – Internal rotation of Tibia
  • Popliteus – Knee flexion and internal rotation of Tibia
  • Gastrocnemeus – Knee flexion. Connected in Superficial back line

Release exercises

Corrective strength exercises

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