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1

What is the primary hip flexor?

Psoas

2

What muscles abduct the hip?

Gluteus Medius
Gluteus Minimus
Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL)
Sartorius

3

What poses are associated with hip flexion?

Forward folds

4

What is hip abduction?

Moving the leg away from the midline

5

What is hip adduction?

Drawing towards or across the midline

6

What pose includes hip adduction?

Garudasana, Eagle pose

7

What pose includes hip abduction?

Prasarita Padottanasana, Wide Legged Standing Forward Fold

8

What muscles adduct the hip?

Adductor brevis
Adductor longus
Adductor magnus
Adductor minimus
Pectineus
Gracilis

9

What muscles laterally/externally rotate the hip?

Piriformis
Gamellus
Obturator internus
Obturator externus
Quadratus Femoris

10

What poses are associated with external/lateral hip rotation?

Hip openers

11

What muscles medially/internally rotate the hip?

Gluteus Medius
Gluteus Minimus
Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL)

12

What is a pose with internal/medial hip rotation?

Garudasana, Eagle pose

13

What muscles are involved in hip extension?

Hamstrings
Gluteus Maximus

14

What poses are associated with hip extension?

Back bends

15

What is Piriformis Syndrome?

A neuromuscular disorder that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed or otherwise irritated by the piriformis muscle causing pain, tingling and numbness in the buttocks and along the path of the sciatic nerve descending down the lower thigh and into the leg

16

How is Piriformis Syndrome related to Sciatica?

Symptoms are the same as in both disorders pressure is placed on the sciatic nerve, the cause of the compression is the differentiating factor