In Part 1, we discussed the downsides to using the Clam exercises as a method to strengthen the Hip Abductors, External rotators. Please refer to Part 1: THE PROBLEMS WITH THE CLAM EXERCISE: an emphasis on Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome for details on this discussion.
In Part 2, I would like to discuss some exercise and management principles in patients presenting with GTPS as well as the judicious use of progressive loading. This article does not discuss tests used to clinically confirm a diagnosis of Gluteal Tendinopathy & will be covered in a future article. Note, however, that the use of the VISA-G questionnaire is a validated & useful objective assist in monitoring change in pain & disability in this patient group as your rehabilitation progresses (Fearon et al, 2015.