Pectineus

Pectineus Muscle

Pectineus is positioned between the Iliopsoas and Adductor Longus muscles and is part of the short adductor group with adductors brevis and longus.

Origin : Upper front of the pubic bone.

Insertion : Upper medial shaft of the femur, inferior to the lesser trochanter.

Actions : Hip adduction.
Hip flexion.
Medial hip rotation.

Innervation : Femoral nerve.

Daily uses : Kicking a football.

Example strengthening exercises : Isometric groin contraction,
Hip adduction using a resistance band.

Example stretches : Short adductor stretch.