Another good one :) applies to any weak (or inhibited) muscle. Source/cause of weakness has to be assessed. Inhibition of muscle function/power is very common and should not be scary! Just needs to be assessed and addressed.
... is repeatedly move the spine to free up the L4, L5, S1, and S2 nerves that supply electricity to the glutes. Muscles get their power from nerves. If the nerves becomes irritated (for whatever reason), the muscle will be weak. This irritation almost always occurs where the nerves exit the spine. Just consider, if the outlet in the kitchen isn’t working, wouldn’t you go check the fuse box to make sure the power source is functioning properly? Especially before you spent weeks addressing the kitchen outlet? If I check the spine (ie the fuse box), I usually find that we can “strengthen” the glutes immediately simply by restoring their electricity. If not, then I will use exercises that target the glutes - some variation of hip extension or hip abduction exercises primarily. This approach applies to all muscles in the body. I first check the power source at the spine - where I usually find the issue. But if I don’t see a rapid restoration of muscle strength, I will use exercises that target the muscle itself. The expectation then is that it will take many weeks of training to show significant improvement in strength. #MDT #wecandobetter #physicaltherapy #clearthespine #treatthecause #orthopedics #glutes #gluteworkout #gluteusmedius #gluteusmaximus #strengthen #drlauramannering