We are all aware of the standard MMT for the gluteus medius in sidelying, but how well does this assessment transition to functional activities like walking? A sign we occasionally see is the Trendelenburg sign. This may consist of the uncompensated type (contralateral pelvic drop) or compensated type (ipsilateral trunk lean). Why not use Trendelenberg as a test as well? The Gait Guys had a recent post where they review this functional method of assessing gluteus medius strength. They include the various compensation methods to watch out for along with potential causes for the impairment. Check it out!
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