The LSS is comprised of the gluteus medius, tensor fascia latae (TFL), adductor complex (adductor magnus, adductor brevis, adductor longus, gracilis and pectineus) and the contralateral (opposite side) quadratus lumborum. .
Here’s a breakdown of this system and how it works:
1️⃣These muscles provide frontal plane stabilization and is mostly involved in the “stance” phase of gait, primarily the single leg support phase. Frontal plane related injuries are highly common in sports performance, particularly in the knees.
2️⃣Sports such as football, tennis and basketball need a strong synchronized Lateral Subsystem for efficient, risk-free performance.
3️⃣The LSS muscles are significant for the efficient function of the pelvis during standing and walking.
Biggest Problems and how to correct them:
1️⃣When the lateral subsystem (LS) is dysfunctional you may notice hip drop (positive Trendelenburg’s sign), a hip hike, the knees bowing outward, or caving inward during static and dynamic activities.
3️⃣If the LSS is dysfunctional, then impact forces will be transmitted into joints that may be recruited for stability (not a good thing).
3️⃣Individual muscles will need to be treated with release/lengthening, and activation techniques to restore proper sequencing of the system. No one testing and intervention works for everyone.
Scroll to see some movements that enhance the LSS.
Take home Message:
If you hit a roadblock in performance when doing lateral movements, take a step back and work on LSS functional patterning of the body.
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