Journal of The Korean Society of Physical Medicine

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Table. 2.

Table. 2.

Myofascial Release Technique

Muscle Start Position Manual Therapy Method
Tensor Fasciae Latae Side-lying position to minimize tension (1) Maximum hip extension and knee flexion position for muscle stretching.
(2) The therapist uses the technique of crossing hands.
(3) The therapist places the cephalad hand on the anterior iliac crest. The caudad hand is on the lateral condyle of the tibia, and light pressure is applied to relax the fascia.

Iliopsoas Side-lying position to minimize tension (1) Maximum hip and knee extension position for muscle stretching.
(2) Therapists use the technique of crossing hands.
(3) The therapist places the cephalad hand on the anterior lumbar transverse process. The caudad hand is on the lesser trochanter of femur, and light pressure is applied to relax the fascia.

Piriformis Side-lying position to minimize tension (1) Hip flexion, external rotation, and knee flexion position for muscle stretching.
(2) The therapist uses the technique of crossing hands.
(3) The therapist places the cephalad hand on the anterior sacrum. The caudad hand is on the greater trochanter of femur, and light pressure is applied to relax the fascia.

Gluteus Medius Sidelying position to minimize tension (1) Hip flexion, external rotation and knee flexion position for muscle stretching
(2) The therapist uses the technique of crossing hands
(3) The therapist places the cephalad hand on the anterior iliac crest. caudad hand is on the posterior and medial greater trochanter of the femur, and light pressure is applied to relax the fascia.

Gluteus Minimus Sidelying position to minimize tension (1) Hip flexion, internal rotation and knee flexion position for muscle stretching
(2) The therapist uses the technique of crossing hands
(3) The therapist places the cephalad hand on the lateral ilium. The caudad hand is on the anterior greater trochanter of femur, and light pressure is applied to relax the fascia.
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