Getting to the Bottom of the Piriformis

by: Sarah Kolvas

IDEA Body Lab

Learn about the deep-seated muscle that helps steady your hips.

Every time you take a step, your piriformis muscles help to keep your stride in good form.

The piriformis is a flat, pyramid-shaped muscle in the gluteal region (you have one on each side of the body). Located behind the gluteus maximus, the piriformis attaches to the base of the spine (the sacrum) on one end and to the top of the femur, the trochanter, on the other end (Kenhub 2019; Chang, Jeno & Varacallo 2019).

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Fitness Journal, Volume 16, Issue 7

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Sarah Kolvas

Sarah Kolvas IDEA Author/Presenter