Hip Internal Rotator: Release and Lengthening

Lumbo Pelvic Hip Complex Dysfunction (LPHCD), Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (LSD) and Lower Leg Dysfunction (LED)

by Brent Brookbush DPT, PT, COMT, MS, PES, CES, CSCS, ACSM H/FS


For a complete review of origin, insertion, innervation, action, integrated function, arthrokinematics, motor behavior, subsystem involvement, and trigger points, please check out the Functional Anatomy & Human Movement Science of the:

For an introduction to release techniques, joint mobilizations and lengthening techniques, including a list of commonly over-active muscles, the intent of mobility techniques, progression, acute variables, order of mobility techniques and a PDF of the Integrated Warm-up Template and Integrated Rehab Templates, check out:

Integrated Functional Anatomy Note:

  • TFL/VL/ITB Complex - (Tensor fasciae latae, vastus lateralis, iliotibial band) – The iliotibial band (ITB) is an often misunderstood connective tissue (fascial) structure. Although this structure does not contract, develop trigger points (a muscular phenomenon), and is unlikely to become "tight" or adaptively shortened, many practitioners prescribe techniques specific tp the ITB. A more sound approach to hypothesized ITB issues would be addressing the commonly over-active muscles that invest in this complex fascial sheath. The tensor fasciae latae (TFL) uses