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Physical therapists and athletes will appreciate this thorough, illustrated study of the oft-overlooked gluteal muscles and their connection to the greater body
 
In  The Vital Glutes, author and respected bodywork specialist John Gibbons looks at one of the most neglected areas of the body: the gluteal muscles. He  takes readers on a fascinating journey of enlightenment, teaching us to recognize pain and dysfunctional patterns that arise from the glutealmuscles.  
 
Gibbons addresses such questions as: Why do the gluteals potentially cause pain and dysfunction in distant sites of the body? How does the gait pattern contribute to pain and dysfunction? And, how can the application of gluteal-specific Muscle Energy Techniques aid full-body well-being? In addition, he provides step-by-step techniques to identify and correct a number of impaired patterns as well as functional gluteal exercises that promote recovery. 
 
With full color photographs and illustrations, the book demonstrates how to perform functional assessment testing for the muscles of posture that can become chronically tight—a principal causative factor in dysfunctional glutes. Therapeutic techniques, including gluteal exercises, show how to correct dysfunction and reduce pain. This book will be of great value to physical therapists, athletes, and anyone interested in bodywork.

Table of Contents
1. Putting the Maximus Back into Gluteus Maximus       
2. Muscle Imbalance and the Myofascial Slings   
3. The Glutes and the Gait Cycle    
4. Leg length discrepancy (LLD), Over-Pronation and its effect on the Glutes
5. Functional Anatomy of the Gluteus Maximus (Gmax)            
6. Functional Anatomy of the Gluteus Medius (Gmed)
7. Muscle Energy Techniques        
8. The Antagonistic Cause - the Vital Psoas, Rectus Femoris and Adductors    
9. Gmax and Gmed Causing Knee and Ankle Pain

About the Author

JOHN GIBBONS is a registered osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council, specializing in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries, for the University of Oxford. Gibbons delivers advanced therapy training to qualified professionals within the Premiership football and rugby sectors. He has written many articles on various aspects of physical therapy, which have been published through the Federation of Holistic Therapists, SportEx, Massage World, and the Sports Injury Bulletin.

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m c munoz
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Technical but useful.
Reviewed in the United States on October 23, 2017
Directed to physiotherapists and osteopaths and other professionals. As a patient, I had to struggle to understand it, but I did the exercises in the back and found them very helpful. A key point is that pain occurring in one muscle or trigger point may arise because of... See more
Directed to physiotherapists and osteopaths and other professionals. As a patient, I had to struggle to understand it, but I did the exercises in the back and found them very helpful. A key point is that pain occurring in one muscle or trigger point may arise because of excessive tightness in another muscle, so the other muscle has to be stretched before you can fix the place where the pain is.
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Choki_Wukong
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Short, sweet, and to the point
Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2020
For those who want to learn some basics about how the glutes contribute to lower back, knee, and foot pain, this is a great reference. Especially for students either considering college for a physical therapy program or PTA position, possibly a massage program.... See more
For those who want to learn some basics about how the glutes contribute to lower back, knee, and foot pain, this is a great reference. Especially for students either considering college for a physical therapy program or PTA position, possibly a massage program.

I''d recommend getting the digital version, just in case you need to look up some of the anatomical terms or abbreviations.
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Kerri Rogers
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Don''t buy Kindle Version
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2021
So this may be my kindle but the I do not get most of the images in the body of the book. This is problematic for me because I am a kinetic learner. The content is good but as I mentioned I can''t reference what I read to the pictures that are referenced. I did get the... See more
So this may be my kindle but the I do not get most of the images in the body of the book. This is problematic for me because I am a kinetic learner. The content is good but as I mentioned I can''t reference what I read to the pictures that are referenced. I did get the physical book from this author on shoulders and I have been enjoying that one a lot. Again I recommend you purchase the physical book if you want to fully understand the content. Do not purchase the kindle version.
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Jen Thoennissen
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Great read! Directed towards therapists, may be a difficult read for average lay person.
Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2019
Great read! Very directed towards Physical Therapists (which I am a PTA) which I loved, it is also super insightful and was a great review of anatomy for me. If you’re an average lay person it may be a difficult read for you as the terminology would most likely be difficult... See more
Great read! Very directed towards Physical Therapists (which I am a PTA) which I loved, it is also super insightful and was a great review of anatomy for me. If you’re an average lay person it may be a difficult read for you as the terminology would most likely be difficult to understand at times.
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Debra
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This book is very informative and helpful
Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2018
I have been having a lot of SI inflammation, This book is answering all my questions it is so good simple to understand. I would avise this book
for any athletic issues with lower back, hamstring issues. It’s very helpful
Thank yoh
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Keith_NC
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Nothing really new, but put together very well and could very well save you a lot of heartache and pain
Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2016
Update to my initial review - Reading this book is like going a great work of art, every time you read it you have a better understanding of the core principles and how they apply to the exercises. I''m reading through it again, and those core principles are reinforced and... See more
Update to my initial review - Reading this book is like going a great work of art, every time you read it you have a better understanding of the core principles and how they apply to the exercises. I''m reading through it again, and those core principles are reinforced and make more sense. Remember, this is not a read on the beach book, and so requires slow careful reading, especially the beginning when those core principles are laid out. - now back to initial review - I wish I had read this book a long time ago, although it has nothing earth-shaking it has two advantages that are critical: 1 - The sample patient he uses for explaining his therapy matches me and about 80% of most guys, so he has real insights for a common demographic. 2 - His writing is really for the therapist in training, and he makes one point that if I had read would have saved my back: Be very, very careful before letting anyone massage the tendons that release the hip psoas. I let a massage therapist (a guy who saw his job as to "fix" things) do this and it has pretty much ruined my back, as I get a stabbing pain below my ribs that soon reaches around the back. My full-time therapist said never let any massage therapist near your thorax, and another therapist says she does her own since she does not trust anyone else, and they are right.
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Carol
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Helpful for Massage Therapists
Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2016
This book has a lot of great information and I highly recommend it to any massage therapist or bodyworker wanting to understand the gluts and their effects on the body. .
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Julia Mims
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Great Information
Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2018
I regret getting the kindle version I actually prefer books
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 4, 2020
This is it, for therapists and PTs alike this is the one book that is concise and brings it all together for the lower limbs. It includes how to diagnose, treat with MET and exercise & how everything links together in the body. The theory is very applicable to clients and...See more
This is it, for therapists and PTs alike this is the one book that is concise and brings it all together for the lower limbs. It includes how to diagnose, treat with MET and exercise & how everything links together in the body. The theory is very applicable to clients and well explained in a methodical manor, progressing through out the book really sensibly. Expect to find: Myers Myofacial slings, gait cycles, firing sequences of the agonists, antagonist inhibition causing muscle imbalance, nerve testing/myotomes, why the glutes cause pain in distant site of the body and ways to rectify problems caused by GMax, GMed and Gminor. This book may be overwhelming for those without prior knowledge of anatomy and possibly even prior experience in this field. Some books explain the why of injury, some are good at how to test for dysfunction and some are better on the treatment, but only in one aspect, e.g. KTaping or Remedial Massage. This book looks at everything holistically. I enjoyed the case studies to reinforce the theory, the pictures for quick reference and the use of studies to deepen applicable knowledge. For example Boren et al. (2011) study using EMG analysis of the Gmed and GMax during rehab exercises to show which are the most effective exercises for both muscles. The book is well organised, so you could access the chapter on GMax and GMed causing Knee & Ankle pain, or skip straight to various ways of using the Thomas Test to assess muscle length of 4 different muscles. The stabilisation exercises are well photographed and explained at the end with progressions. There is a friendly appendix with simple photographs to note sets and reps for clients. I used this book in conjunction with John’s online course by the same name. Reading the chapter, then watching his video online then testing yourself is a really easy way to digest the huge amount of info here. Buying the book to accompany the course is not essential as you can get all the book pages required for the course to download, however as I wasn’t annotating electronically I thought it cheaper to buy than print and easier for future reference.
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Very informative
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 24, 2019
Brilliantly informative book. I would look for this authors name if investigating other areas of the body. According to my physio his courses are highly sought after and valued.
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Not for the lay person
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 18, 2019
Looks a great book but a bit too technical for the lay person. Returned immediately.
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Absolutely brilliant book. John was my Sports Therapy tutor back ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 13, 2018
Absolutely brilliant book. John was my Sports Therapy tutor back in 2000, I''ve since trained as a Chiropractor and I still learned a lot from this book, especially on the gait cycle. I''ve since done a few of his more recent courses and they along with his books are top...See more
Absolutely brilliant book. John was my Sports Therapy tutor back in 2000, I''ve since trained as a Chiropractor and I still learned a lot from this book, especially on the gait cycle. I''ve since done a few of his more recent courses and they along with his books are top notch. I highly recommend them!
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Super book!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 11, 2018
a little heavy on the technical jargon for me a layperson, but has taught me a lot about my aches and pains and how to treat them. Super book !
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“Where you think the pain is, the problem is not."

—Dr. Ida Rolf

Bodymaster John Gibbons encourages you to ‘think like a detective’ when treating pain and dysfunction in the body, piecing together symptoms to determine the underlying cause and solve the mystery.

Putting the Maximus Back into Gluteus Maximus

Muscle Activation Sequence

  1. Hamstrings
  2. Gluteus maximus
  3. Contralateral lumbar extensors
  4. Ipsilateral lumbar extensors
  5. Contralateral thoracolumbar extensors
  6. Ipsilateral thoracolumbar extensors

Think of yourself as a car with six cylinders in your engine: the engine has a certain way of firing and so does your body. The Vital Glutes provides the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to enable you to tune the body with maximum efficiency.

Muscle Imbalance and the Myofascial Slings

With vivid color illustrations and photographs, Gibbons describes the functional anatomy of the gluteal and psoas muscles alongside biomechanics of the kinetic chain, demonstrating how each can cause pain and dysfunction in distant parts of the body.

A holistic approach to aid full-body wellbeing

Step-by-step techniques to identify and correct a number of impaired patterns as well as functional gluteal exercises that aid recovery and promote optimal movement.

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