Quick and Easy TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) Assessment and Stretch

Hip extension has been a big theme of the past several posts so I figured I’d keep on riding that train.  This week we talk hip extension, iliopsoas and the TFL (tensor fascia latae).  These muscles can be a limiter of hip extension but not just in the traditional way you’d think.  Check out the video of a thomas test, traditionally used to measure hip extension: Now, we’re checking motion at the sagittal plane.  Does the knee drop below the hip?  Obviously if it does not we’re dealing with a mobility restriction (depending on who you ask).  However, if you change the view up and look at the transverse and frontal planes (bottom up view) a lot of times you’ll … Continue reading Quick and Easy TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) Assessment and Stretch