The Vital Glutes

The Vital Glutes

Connecting the Gait Cycle to Pain and Dysfunction


John Gibbons looks at one of the most neglected areas of the body: the gluteal muscles.

The Vital Glutes takes you on a fascinating journey of enlightenment, teaching the reader to recognise pain and dysfunctional patterns that arise from the gluteal muscles.

Questions answered in the book include:

  • Why are the glutes potentially causing pain and dysfunction to distant sites of the body?
  • How does the gait pattern contribute to pain and dysfunction?
  • And, how can the application of gluteal specific Muscle Energy Techniques aid full body wellbeing?
    This book also offers the reader step-by-step tasks to identify and correct a number of dysfunctional patterns, and functional gluteal exercises in order to aid recovery.

Additional information


Full colour


978 1 905367 49 8






240 x 170 mm

Rights sold

Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese


280 colour photos and images

Author biography

John Gibbons is a registered osteopath, author and lecturer. He specialises in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries and supports over 75 sports teams in his busy clinic at the prestigious University of Oxford, as well as teaching to physical therapists throughout the UK and internationally. Gibbons is also the author of Muscle Energy Techniques, Functional Anatomy of the Pelvis and Sacroiliac Joint, The Vital Shoulder Complex and A Practical Guide to Kinesiology Taping.