It goes without saying that the hip and pelvis region is one of the most complex of the entire body. Largely due to its role in transferring loads from the lower body to the upper body and vice versa, how well our body actually transfers these loads will dictate how efficient our body will be.
As a result, the hip and pelvis must be a dynamically stable series of joints during sport and activity.
Therefore, to minimize the risks to specific muscles that cross this joint, we must maximize the integrity of the slings that cross it. Four theoretical myofascial slings are involved here, and they include:
Therefore, to assess and correct one’s risk for hip and groin injuries, it would be prudent to test the integrity of these slings and their myofascial components through such testing procedures as the BUNKIE TEST. Again, these slings are more theoretical or even conceptual for understanding purposes.
Regardless, one of the most important tenets in minimizing these injuries is the ability to CONTROL and STABILIZE this region while power is being generated. We want loads to be generated THROUGH THE JOINT and not to it!
Other considerations include ADDuctor to ABDuctor strength ratio, hip static and dynamic mobility, and joint centration.
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