gluteal muscles

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on gluteal muscles...
Two types of low back support: how they work and why you might need them

Two types of low back support: how they work and why you might need them

Self-care of low back problems can include the use of a lumbosacral support or a trochanter belt. Here's what your choices are and why you might need them.
Rehab exercises for the hip, trochanter, piriformis, iliotibial band, and sacroiliac joint

Rehab exercises for the hip, trochanter, piriformis, iliotibial band, and sacroiliac joint

I've just finished my exercise video Strengthening Vertical Landing and Lateral Shift. It can help runners, ...
I’m running a half marathon. Chapter 4: My hip rehab program

I’m running a half marathon. Chapter 4: My hip rehab program

After a few training runs I began experiencing some hip pain (trochanteric regional pain syndrome -- here's a link ...
I’m running a half-marathon. Chapter 3: I got hip pain

I’m running a half-marathon. Chapter 3: I got hip pain

Analyzing the biomechanical forces that contribute to pain in the area of the hip.
Sacroiliac pain

Sacroiliac pain

Do you experience pain in the buttock, low back, upper thigh or groin? Your problem may be related to the ...
Stretching your IT Band doesn’t help much – but here’s an alternative

Stretching your IT Band doesn’t help much – but here’s an alternative

To relieve stress on the IT Band you have to learn to shift your weight properly.
This exercise is way better than the bridge

This exercise is way better than the bridge

The forward pelvic shift is a better alternative to the bridge exercise for core support and low back pain prevention.
Simple gluteal exercise

Simple gluteal exercise

Simple gluteal strengthening exercise.
Which exercise builds the most muscle mass the quickest?

Which exercise builds the most muscle mass the quickest?

The benefits of the squat exercise for developing muscle mass and practicing alignment control.
Sacroiliac joint injury and piriformis pain

Sacroiliac joint injury and piriformis pain

The sacroiliac joint and the muscles that support it are common sources of low back and buttock pain. Discover how to minimize shear stress in the sacroiliac joint and avoid pain and injury.
Sciatica, Part 2: Not All Sciatica is Alike.  Don’t Overlook This Important Clue

Sciatica, Part 2: Not All Sciatica is Alike. Don’t Overlook This Important Clue

There are two basic types of sciatic nerve pain. Discover the difference, and you'll be better prepared to help your doctor get to the root of your problem.
Simple gluteal stretch eases back pain

Simple gluteal stretch eases back pain

If you've been regularly practicing the exercises described in Dr. Lavine's Top Five Exercises for Your Low Back, your lower spine has probably made a lot of progress. Still, you might need something extra to achieve maximal results. What’s the most important exercise I’ve left off my short list? Stretching the piriformis muscle.

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