Stuart Hinds presents a technique for using tape to provide an off-loading effect when treating trigger points in Glute Med.
This muscle is mostly deep to and is therefore obscured by the Gluteus Maximus, but appears on the surface between the Gluteus Maximus and the TFL.
During walking, this muscle, along with the Gluteus Minimus, prevents the pelvis from dropping toward the non-weight-bearing leg.
As with the Gluteus Maximus, trigger points in the Gluteus Medius may refer pain locally to the buttocks and hips but are more commonly associated with lower back pain where they likely form part of the same, wider holding pattern.
Gluteus Medius - Common Trigger Point Sites
About the author
Stuart Hinds is one of Australia’s leading soft tissue therapists, with over 27 years of experience as a practitioner, working with elite sports athletes, supporting Olympic teams, educating and mentoring others as well as running a highly successful clinic in Geelong.
Stuart has a strong following of practitioners across Australia and globally who tap into his expertise as a soft-tissue specialist. He delivers a range of highly sought after seminars across Australia, supported by online videos, webinars and one-on-one mentoring to help support his colleagues to build successful businesses.
In 2016, Stuart was awarded a lifetime membership to Massage & Myotherapy Australia for his significant support and contribution to the industry.
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.