Piriformis Muscle Energy

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Piriformis Muscle Energy

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Recall Piriformis Muscle Testing

Steps for Treatment:

  1. Patient supine with knees bent, put foot of dysfunctional side on lateral side of opposite knee
  2. Make sure you stabilize the pelvis.
  3. Physician stands on ipsilateral side OR contralateral side of the dysfunction
  4. Push their knee medially until a restrictive barrier is felt
  5. The patient is asked to push against resistance for 3-5 seconds
  6. Allow at least 2 seconds for relaxation
  7. The new barrier is engaged by moving further into the barrier – this process is repeated at least 3 times
  8. Passive stretch
  9. Return to neutral and Reassess

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