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Gluteus Minimus SA Release

Gluteus Minimus SA Release is a revolutionary new technique that helps improve the function and mobility of the gluteus minimus muscle. It uses specialized equipment and manual therapy techniques to reduce restriction in and around the deep gluteal muscle. This technique can help improve hip stability, reduce pain, and improve muscle flexibility and mobility. With this release, you can experience more efficient and balanced movement, enhanced performance, and improved quality of life.

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This is Brent coming at you with another
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after an often forgotten muscle, the gluteus minimus. The gluteus minimus is
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an internal rotator of the hip, plays a very similar role in postural
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dysfunction as the TFL, which is it's very close neighbor. They both get tight
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and overactive, or short and overactive in lower leg dysfunction, the feet
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flatten and turn out, as well as lumbo-pelvic hip complex dysfunction
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where we have an anterior pelvic tilt. I'm going to have my friend Leanne come
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out, she's going to help me demonstrate this exercise. To get into just a little
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functional anatomy, so we know where everything is, I think you have
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probably been on this muscle before, have felt tenderness in this area before, but
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maybe thought it was part of your TFL, or your piriformis. So, if I find Leanne's
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ASIS, or anterior superior iliac spine, right here we know that the TFL is just
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posterior to that. So right about where Leanne's front pocket would be, we have the
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TFL. We know that the piriformis goes from sacrum to greater trochanter, that
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big bony notch right here. Kind of in between those two, sandwiched in between
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those two, so this is her piriformis, this is her TFL, we can kind of hit the
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gluteus minimus, especially where those trigger points lie, right in between. So
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it's going to be on the side, but the posterior side of her hip. Leanne's going to
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get in the same position she would get in for a TFL foam roll. She can roll up
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and down a little bit between her greater trochanter and her iliac crest.
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She can go forward and back just a little bit to to get over the full
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distance of that area, good. Once she finds the most tender spot I'm going to
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make sure that she's not muscle guarding. The way we would do that in this case is
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either have her press her foot into the floor, showing her where that tension is,
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and then having her let go. If that increased in discomfort, we know she was
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muscle guarding. You could also have somebody try to lift up their foot a
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little bit, and then relax, using reciprocal inhibition to try to tone
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down her gluteus minimus and make sure she's not muscle guarding. She would
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then hold this technique for 30 seconds to 2 minutes, as we do all of
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our static release techniques. Now, if this wasn't enough pressure for her,
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we could use our little physics formula: pressure equals force over area,
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which means if I decrease area, I increase pressure. I could do that by
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just going from a foam roll, which has a big surface area, to this softball. Now,
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this isn't a normal softball, this isn't a hard softball, this is a softie, or a
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training softball. They have quite a bit of give, so it's a little nicer for
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Leanne's hip than, like, a baseball or something, or a lacrosse ball I've seen
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used, or a normal softball. But, it'll still be quite an increase in intensity
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as we can see. The other advantage for somebody Leanne's size as well is,
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sometimes foam rolls, for both the TFL and the gluteus minimus, are just too big.
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So if this is her iliac crest, and this is her greater trochanter, what
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sometimes happens with a foam roll is it creates a bridge over those two bony
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notches, and she can't get deep into these tissues that lie between. So
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sometimes we have to move to a softball with some of our smaller individuals.
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Once again, 30 seconds to 2 minutes until you feel a
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release. Hopefully you will get a change in your movement patterns and an