Gluteus Medius is a muscle that is in the lateral hip. It is a fan-shaped muscle that attaches in The posterior part of the hip. It spans from the ilium to the proximal femur. This muscle is responsible for abduction , it also assists with internal rotation, external rotation , and flexion of the hip.
This muscle plays an important role during walking, running and single-leg weight-bearing .It prevents the opposite side of the pelvis from dropping during walking, running and single leg weight-bearing.
Here is an easy and fun exercise, standing hip abduction with overhead dowel. ( Any stick can be utilized that allows for this exercise safely). Always consult with your medical doctor before starting any exercise program, have fun and stay healthy. Your personal strength coach and Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Dr. Manuel Arruffat PT DPT CES, PES NASM , SSC ISSA