Got opposite hip and shoulder pain? You may have dysfunction in your anterior oblique or posterior oblique sling! Our muscles and myofascial structures work together in slings or subsystems to create dynamic, rotational movement. We see these slings at work in movement patterns like walking, throwing a ball, swinging a tennis racket, and even crawling on the ground! Because the structures in these slings require cohesive effort, a weakness in one part of the sling could cause another part to overwork. The basic sling composition is:

Posterior oblique sling:
Glute Maximus
Thoracolumbar fascia
Opposite Latissimus Dorsi

Anterior oblique sling:
Internal oblique
Abdominal fascia
Opposite external