Quadratus Lumborum Muscle Energy

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Quadratus Lumborum Muscle Energy

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Steps for Treatment:

  1. Patient prone with legs sidebent away from the affected side 
  2. Physician standing on contralateral side to dysfunction
  3. Physician’s cephalad hand on 12th rib pushing laterally and cephalad
  4. Physician’s caudad hand grasps ASIS and pulls toward the ceiling
  5. The patient is instructed to push their ASIS toward the table while the physician resists the patient and exerts a medial and caudal force with the cephalad hand
  6. Resist for 3-5 seconds then instruct patient to relax
  7. Pause 1-2 seconds and take up the slack, and repeat at least 3 times
  8. Passive stretch then return to neutral

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