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Trigger Point Therapy - Stretching for Piriformis Syndrome

Posted by Judith Winer on

TECHNIQUE

Sit with one leg straight and hold onto your other ankle. Pull it directly towards your chest.

MUSCLES BEING STRETCHED

Primary muscles: Piriformis. Gemellus superior and inferior. Obturator internus and externus. Quadratus femoris.
Secondary muscle: Gluteus maximus.

INJURY WHERE STRETCH MAY BE USEFUL

Piriformis syndrome. Snapping hip syndrome. Trochanteric bursitis.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR PERFORMING THIS STRETCH CORRECTLY

Use your hands and arms to regulate the intensity of this stretch. The closer you pull your foot to your chest, the more intense the stretch.

 

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This trigger point therapy blog is intended to be used for information purposes only and is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or to substitute for a medical diagnosis and/or treatment rendered or prescribed by a physician or competent healthcare professional. This information is designed as educational material, but should not be taken as a recommendation for treatment of any particular person or patient. Always consult your physician if you think you need treatment or if you feel unwell.


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