What are my Glutes for?

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We have 4 main muscles that make up the Glutes (or bum muscles) these are known as the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, gluteus minimus and tensor fascia lata. These four muscles play a very important role in the development of pain.

Below our Osteopath Churchill explains exactly why we need our glutes and what they do.

The glutes most important job is to keep us upright. Your glutes help move the hip joint and stabilise the pelvis to maintain balance and posture. Strong glutes are important for walking, running, even for standing on one leg. Not only do they help support the lower back when lifting they also prevent knee injuries.

A lot of the time, the pain you are experiencing in your back or hips, legs and hamstrings can be coming from your glutes. This is due to your glute muscles becoming weaker and shorter. This can be caused by a lack of physical activity or sitting for long periods of time for example, desk work.

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, or would like some tips on how to strengthen your glutes why not book an appointment with one of our chiropractors or osteopaths by clicking here or give the clinic a call on 01330 824040