So the length was fine, he ran tests to determine why one leg was weaker. He determined the psoas/hip flexors was tight on the weaker leg and suggested some exercises that MAY help out, he said it’s not weak but tight. But he didn’t rule out a structural reason such as the femor near the hip could be slightly rotated internally in the weaker leg but no way in determining that except for x-rays.
You can assess this without x-rays. Your PT was referring to femoral anteversion. It’s considered clinically significant when greater than 45 degrees. Here’s an example from a client of mine (this is a pretty severe case):
One leg is normally weaker than the other. It’s just like hand dominance. Typically the leg opposite of your dominant hand is stronger i.e. if you’re right handed your left leg is a bit stronger than your left. [/quote]
well, when doing this both my legs were able to bend almost even.
yes , I’m right handed and my left leg is stronger. My PT also suggested besides the psoas tightness is to stengthen the gluteus medius muscle, but I think overall I’ve come a long way establishing the weaker leg into the fold at the gym by compensating and doing unilateral exercises. It would be great if and when it ever comes up to par with my stronger leg.
When i do a single leg hip bridge on my weaker leg side, I still feel it in the hamstrings instead of the glutes, (stronger leg is all glutes) i don’t know if that would be any indication or a telltale sign if there’s improvement in the weaker leg. [/quote]
Tight hip flexors / psoas can prevent the glutes from doing their job. If your hip flexors are indeed tight, loosening them up will help get your glutes firing.
Let me know if you need any good stretches for this.