The Importance of a Strong Butt

The Importance of a Strong Butt

Dear APRC Patients,

We sincerely hope that you and your family are okay from the storm. Here is an informative newsletter titled “The Importance of a Strong Butt”. We hope you enjoy!

Strong gluteal muscles are extremely important. This goes for the general population to the seasoned athlete. We need our butts (gluteals) to get up off the toilet, to get up off the couch, to run, to bike, to swim and to walk. There are three gluteal muscles: gluteus maximus, medius, and minimus. Glut max is the largest of the three and functions to extend and externally rotate the hip. Gluteus medius functions to abduct (move away from the body) the hip and medially rotate the thigh. Gluteus minimus is the deepest of the three muscles and functions with gluteus medius to abduct the hip and medially rotate the thigh. The gluteal muscles play a crucial role in hip and pelvic stability. If this is compromised it can lead to all sorts of compensations resulting in low back pain, piriformis syndrome, hamstring strains, calf strains, Achilles tendonitis, and even plantar fasciitis.

Yours truly,
The APRC Team

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