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Strengthening the left piriformis (external rotators): Piriformis and External Hip Rotators
Piriformis and External Hip RotatorsStart by lying on your side; your left leg should be almost straight, bent about 10-20 degrees. Next bend your left knee to 90 degrees. Support your bent right knee with pillows. Then push your left knee into the table or floor, and then lift the left foot toward the ceiling, against gravity. Lift your foot as far as you can comfortably, without twisting your pelvis or hips. You should feel your lower buttock muscles activate/contract. Then lower the leg slowly. Repeat for 8-12 reps for 2-3 sets. If needed, brace with your abdomen and/or activate the pelvic floor muscles to enhance the exercise.

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