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.
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.