Piriformis Tester – So What Do I Do? You Ask?
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[Piriformis Tester - So What Do I Do? You Ask?]
In order to test the length of your gluteal muscles,
Specifically the Piriformis muscle,
There is a stretch test you can do.
Keeping your gluteal (buttock) muscles stretched out and at a healthy length will prevent and aid back and leg pain. It can, also, aid hip joint and low back joint (sacroiliac joint) pain.”
So What Do I Do? You Ask?
Firstly, have an RMT give you this lesson to avoid common errors in performing the exam and for interpreting the assessment and pain.
And for a more thorough examination, you require the RMT to advise you of your bodies positioning / angle and to place one hand on the hip to stabilize the joint. The other hand should be placed on the patient’s knee to apply pressure on it.
If you are feeling discomfort or pain, do not try the Piriformis Tester, let a Registered Massage Therapist give you direction.
Sit down on a sturdy surface or chair and sit up straight with your shoulders pulled to the ground and your shoulders back. Place your right ankle on your left knee in a relaxed position. Take a look at the level of both of your knees.
If the knee (of the leg you’ve lifted) is higher than your other one (of the leg left on the ground) then your gluteal muscles on the lifted leg side are too short.
Carefully, try leaning forward to feel the muscles stretch.
Test both sides and see if one side is tighter/shorter than the other.
If pain or tightness is present, the test is positive.
Stop any exercise or treatment that increases your pain!
The Registered Massage Therapist knows where the piriformis muscles is to correctly diagnose this problem. At Sunstone Massage we can understand the pain type and area of intensity to determine the important difference between the possibility of either a sciatic nerve and tight piriformis.
Sunstone Massage Therapy and Treatment Clinic can teach you how to practice the Piriformis Tester stretch safely with your own performance level and to test regularly to keep your muscles at a healthy length.
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Piriformis Tester – So What Do I Do? You Ask? Keeping your gluteal (buttock) muscles stretched out and at a healthy length will prevent and aid back and leg pain. Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Maximus and Gluteus Minimus Treatment And Therapy. Sunstone Registered Massage Therapy – 647-233-2569 – Therapist Wellness Holistic Clinic is dedicated to providing quality therapeutic massage and your over all wellness. Highly trained registered therapists are dedicated to providing a client focused massage.