Gluteus Minimus

This is the smallest of the three gluteal muscles and sits underneath the gluteus medius.

Origin

  • Outer surface of the ilium, below the origin of Gluteus medius.  

Insertion

  • Greater trochanter of the femur.  

Actions

  • Hip abduction
  • Internal rotation of the hip.

Innervation

  • Superior gluteal nerve.  

Daily uses

  • Getting out of a car.

Example strengthening exercises

Example stretches

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