The Gluteals and Their Link to Lower Quarter Dysfunction
A lack of recruitment of the Gluteus Maximus is present in many athletes with a history of low back pain, ankle sprain, plantar fasciitis and many other lower quarter injuries. It is undetermined if the dysfunction of the Gluteus Maximus occurred before or after the injury, but this altered motor control pattern exists. This 3 credit hour course will cover the muscles and their functions and review the related research in a narrated powerpoint and then you will go to the lab to view mat and reformer exercises to improve this condition. The lab exercises are presented in MP4 files that you can download and keep for future reference.
1) Identify the extensors of the hip and their isolated and integrated functions.
2) Define “Gluteal Amnesia” and “Crossed Pelvis Syndrome” and the identifying characteristics in athletes.
3) List the lower quarter dysfunctions common in athletes that are linked in research to the lack of recruitment of the gluteals.
4) Present ten Pilates based mat or reformer exercises to improve motor control of the gluteals in athletes.
5) Identify faulty movement patterns and postures of that are associated with poor recruitment of the gluteals.
CEU's: BOC-3, PHI-3, PMA-3 and PA PT 3
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