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1

When asked the role of a muscle, ligament etc. what is a good go to answer?

Force attenuation

2

What "chain" locks the SI joint in?

Posterior oblique chain

3

List two things the pelvis does.

Protection, Force attenuation

4

How does the pelvic girdle transfer forces?

Transfer forces from upper to lower and vice-versa

5

L5-S1 is a weight ______ joint.

Weight bearing

6

SI is a weight _____ joint.

Weight TRANSFERRING

7

How many vertebrae make up the sacrum?

Typically 5

8

When does the sacrum fuse?

20-25 years old.

9

What two points does the inferior gluteal line run between?

AIIS to the lower border of the greater sciatic notch.

10

When palpating the medial border of the ASIS what is one way to describe a devience from regular positioning?

Outflare or Inflare

11

If a muscle is a component of the anterior or posterior oblique chain what is one important thing to remember with regard to assessment?

Assess the parts above and below as they are likely to also be affected. Ex. Adductor up to the pubic symphasis up to obliques
- assess in an 'X' pattern

12

Which glute muscle is the primary abductor?

Glute med

13

What attaches to the ischial tuberosities & why is this important with respect to gait?

important because tight hamstrings unilaterally can pull on the sacrotuberous ligament, which will create pain in the L-spine

14

How is the greater sciatic foramen created?

Sacrospinous ligament creates the greater sciatic foramen

15

What attaches to the iliac crest (iliac tubercle)?

-internal obliques
-TFL
-IT band via the TFL

16

If one side of the symphysis pubis is higher than the other, what does that mean for soft tissue attachments?

Soft tissue attachments are tight, this could impact the rotation of gait

17

What attaches to the superior/inferior pubic ramus?

superior - adductors & abdominus
inferior - pectineous & gracilis