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Effective exercises for targeting the gluteus medius.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22234914     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The gluteus medius (GM) is thought to play an important role in stabilizing the pelvis and controlling femoral adduction and internal rotation during functional activity. GM weakness, resulting in decreased stabilization and control, has been suggested to be related to lower extremity dysfunction and injury. Many clinicians focus on strengthening the GM to improve lower extremity kinematics for the prevention and rehabilitation of injury. An indirect way to measure GM strength is through electromyography. It is generally assumed that exercises producing higher levels of activation will result in greater strengthening effects.3 Understanding what exercises result in the greatest level of GM activation will assist clinicians in their injury prevention and rehabilitation efforts. FOCUSED CLINICAL QUESTION: In a healthy adult population, what lower extremity exercises produce the greatest mean GM activation, expressed as a percentage of maximum voluntary isometric contraction?
Karrie L Hamstra-Wright; Kellie Huxel Bliven
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2011-12-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of sport rehabilitation     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1543-3072     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sport Rehabil     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-16     Completed Date:  2013-04-08     Revised Date:  2013-06-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206500     Medline TA:  J Sport Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  296-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise / physiology*
Hip / physiology*
Isometric Contraction
Lower Extremity / physiology*
Muscle Strength / physiology*
Muscle, Skeletal / physiology*

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