The Gluteals and Their Link to Low-Back Pain
Christine Romani-Ruby, MPT, ATC
Over 95% of adults will experience low-back pain at some time in their life. For many, the length and strength of the gluteal musculature can be a contributing factor and the reason that the back pain persists. In this workshop, we will identify shortness and weakness through Pilates movements and then use those movements to build muscle balance.
- List the multiple roles of the gluteal musculature in healthy function of the low back for daily activities.
- Describe the weakness of the gluteals through observation of Pilates movements and activities of daily living.
- Identify shortness of the gluteals through the observation of Pilates movements and activities of daily living.
- Demonstrate Pilates exercises to lengthen the gluteals.
- Demonstrate Pilates exercises to strengthen the gluteals.
- List muscles that can substitute for the gluteals through reciprocal inhibition or synergistic inhibition.
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