Active Structures of the Hips: Psoas, Gluts, Adductors, Rotators & C.o.

When we look at the ball and socket joint of the Hip we have many movement options which automatically leads to more complex structures than per example in a hinge joint like the knee with only two main muscle groups.

  • Flexion (Psoas) - Extension (Gluteus Maximus)
  • Abduction (Gluteus Medius) - Adduction (Adductors)
  • Internal Rotation (Various) - External Rotation (Various)

A Balanced Hip has a sufficient mobility to function in daily life e.g. squatting down and also sufficient strength to support the Pelvic Girdle (Sacrum) and Low Back well.