MUSCLE OF THE MONTH – GLUTEUS MEDIUS
- You can see from the picture that this muscle has its origin on the pelvic bone (ilium) and inserts into the top of the leg.
- It works to provide rotation of the thigh away from the body and stabilizes the pelvis when you walk.
- It helps you walk normally.
- If it is weak, you may ‘waddle’ and also your foot on the side of weakness may be prone to the arch dropping, which can have an effect on the knee, hip or low back.
To strengthen the muscle, call us at The Avenue Clinic and we will show you the most effective exercises.