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L i s te n to T h e A B M P Po d c a s t a t a b m p.co m /p o d c a s t s o r w h e reve r yo u a cce s s yo u r favo r i te p o d c a s t s 45 Palpating Tensor Fasciae Latae Positioning: client supine with hip internally rotated. 1. Standing at the client's side facing the thigh, locate the anterior superior iliac spine with your fingertips. 2. Slide your fingertips laterally and inferiorly toward the outside of the thigh. 3. Palpate along the fibers of the tensor fasciae latae as it becomes thicker and smoother at the iliotibial band. 4. Instruct the client to gently resist abduction and flexion of the hip to ensure proper location. Passive Stretching for Tensor Fasciae Latae Positioning: client prone. 1. Standing at the client's side, grasp the lower leg with one hand and stabilize the center of the pelvis with the other. 2. Maintain 90 degrees of knee flexion as you passively rotate the hip laterally (pivot foot inward, toward the midline). 3. Instruct the client to remain relaxed as you locate the end range of movement and stretch the tensor fasciae latae muscle. 4. Add passive hip extension to the maneuver to increase intensity of stretch if required.

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