Yes, you read that right. Glute amnesia is a condition and I’m going to briefly go over here. So hopefully this information helps you in taking steps to correct this condition or prevent it all together
Glute amnesia is when your glute muscles (those are the muscles of you butt) stop firing. The problem with that is when we do movements, that this powerful muscle group is supposed to do, we recruit different muscle to do the movement. In turn this overworks the other muscles causing them undo stress. It is prevalent, but not limited too, people who sit a lot or are leaning forward for long periods of time. The concerns that arise from this is dysfunction in the in the low back, along the hip, and into the quads. So typically I see 2 types of low back pain. One is above the PSIS (Posterior Superior Iliac Spine) and usually is caused by problems along the lumbar and sacral spine area. The other is pain below the PSIS that is usually dysfunction in the gluteal muscles and typically is under activity of this group. Massage along with some simple exercises can help improve this condition.
If this sounds like something that you might be dealing with come see one of our massage therapist and we can help determine if you are suffering from glute amnesia or if there is something else going on and what you can do to help the situation.
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