Sartorius

The longest muscle in the body, Sartorius is a hip flexor and an external hip rotator.

It originates at the front of the pelvis (at the Anterior Iliac Spine) and inserts on the medial knee - on the tibia in the lower leg. (see image)

Translated as 'taylor's muscle,' Sartorius is shortest (contracted) when we sit in the cross-legged position. It's one of the many hip flexors that most people consider a 'single muscle' as in "My hip flexor is really tight."

Ask your therapist to check if your Sartorius is tight, or contains any trigger points. 


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