Stretching the rectus femoris of the quadriceps femoris group. The rectus femoris is the only quadricep muscle that crosses the hip joint. It crosses it anteriorly with a vertical direction to its fibers, so it flexes the thigh at the hip joint and it anteriorly tilts the pelvis at the hip joint.
FREE DCOMT video – Stretching the Rectus Femoris Hip Flexor
Stretching all hip flexors, including the rectus femoris of the quadriceps group, is extremely important for clients with lower crossed syndrome.
FREE DCOMT video – Muscle Action Series – Iliacus
This video covers the attachments, actions, and motion patterns of the iliacus, explaining the biomechanics of how the iliacus functions.