Analysing the Relationship between Gluteus Maximus Muscle Activity and Hamstring Muscle Length and its Influence on Sit to Stand Activity in Persons with Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Authors

  • Sangavi Velusamy
  • Anitha A
  • Ramana K
  • Kamalakannan M

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/z803y945

Keywords:

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, Gluteus Maximus, EMG activity, Hamstring muscle length, Active knee extension test

Abstract

Background: The sacroiliac (SI) joint has been found to be a source of discomfort for 25 to 35% of people suffering
from persistent low back pain. Though the Gluteus Maximus and Hamstring muscles play a vital role in sit-tostand
activity in normal people, its role in individuals with sacroiliac joint dysfunction is yet to be studied.
Purpose: To assess the association between Gluteus Maximus activity and Hamstring muscle length and determine
the efficacy of Gluteus Maximus activation exercise and Hamstring muscle eccentric training on improving sit-tostand
activity in people with SI Joint dysfunction.
Materials and Methods: In the first phase of the study, Hamstring muscle length, Gluteus maximus muscle
activity, Pain during sit-to-stand activity was recorded. All thirty participants in the second phase of the study
underwent six weeks of Hamstring muscle eccentric exercise and Gluteus Maximus muscle activation exercise.
Results: A Pearson correlation test shows a positive correlation (r = 0.208) but the weaker relationship between the
variables. Paired t test analysis shows a significant improvement after the treatment in terms of Gluteus Maximus
muscle activity, Hamstring muscle length and pain reduction with a P value < 0.001.
Conclusion: This study concluded that Gluteus Maximus activation exercise and Hamstring muscle eccentric
training will significantly improve sit to stand activity and reduce pain.

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Author Biographies

  • Sangavi Velusamy

    Post Graduate Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences , Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Anitha A

    Associate Professor Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences , Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Ramana K

    Assistant Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences , Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Kamalakannan M

    Associate Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences , Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Analysing the Relationship between Gluteus Maximus Muscle Activity and Hamstring Muscle Length and its Influence on Sit to Stand Activity in Persons with Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 63-67. https://doi.org/10.37506/z803y945