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Make Shoulder Internal Rotation Stability Exercise A Full Body Movement

By |August 2nd, 2017|Functional Anatomy, Videos|

As discussed in Make Shoulder External Rotation Stability Exercise A Full Body Movement video and blog post, the fascia connects the hips to the shoulders and affects movements involving those structures. The study of human movement teaches us the opposite shoulder internal rotation is enhanced when the opposite hip complex has ample internal rotation motion. [...]

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Make Shoulder External Rotation Stability Exercise A Full Body Movement

By |July 13th, 2017|Functional Anatomy, Videos|

The body-wide fascial webbing connects the hips to the shoulders and affects movements involving those structures. For example, many throwers and golfers I have evaluated that present with an anterior shoulder limitation are actually tight in the opposite adductor, hip flexor, or oblique regions. There have been cases when the client is tight through internal [...]

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Improve Frontal Plane Motion to Gain Transverse Plane Motion in the Hip

By |October 9th, 2016|Functional Anatomy, Videos|

Through thousands of gait and motion analysis I have observed clients with limited hip range of motion in the transverse plane, particularly into internal hip rotation, are also tight in hip adduction of the frontal plane.  Many years ago I made the mistake of trying to improve hip internal rotation with various stretches and movement [...]

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I’m Your Psoas: A Strong Hip Flexor, but a Hidden Culprit

By |September 26th, 2016|Functional Anatomy, Videos|

Last issue, I heard my friend QL was talking about me. In fact, often I am the topic of discussion. Some call me the hip flexor, but I cannot take full credit for that, as I work closely with my friend Iliacus, QL, Sartorius, Rectus Femoris, and even Adductors. Yet I do so much more! [...]

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The X-Factors and Movement

By |August 28th, 2016|Functional Anatomy, Newsletter, Uncategorized, Videos|

Anterior X-Factor All motions involving rotation and extension run along the Anterior X-Factor. When viewing the anatomy of the adductors to the opposite pectoral and shoulder region, there is a relatively parallel line along these tissues. This Flexibility Highway runs from the adductor insertion on the linea aspera on the posterior femur and originates at [...]

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Triangulated Shoulder Press: Integrated Stability Pattern

By |August 8th, 2016|Functional Anatomy, Uncategorized, Videos|

In part one of this two part blog, Tri-Plane Integrated Shoulder Mobility Patterns, discussed the interrelationship of how the hips impact the shoulder function.  This post will address the tri-plane stability component for shoulder movement patterns.  As stated in part one, do not think stability and mobility are opposite ends of the movement spectrum.  In [...]

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Tri-Plane Integrated Shoulder Mobility Patterns

By |August 8th, 2016|Functional Anatomy, Videos|

There is a strong integrated dependence of the hips and their impact upon shoulder function.  In many cases of shoulder injury I have evaluated, the shoulder was the victim of tightness in the pelvic complex.  The principles of movement have shown us the shoulder joint is dependent upon scapular motion which is influenced by thoracic [...]

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ViPR Ball

By |June 21st, 2016|Videos|

The 'Core' is more than only the abdominal and pelvic complexes.  The Core starts from the floor and is greatly influenced by the upper and lower extremities.  The abdominal complex works in three planes of motion, especially in sports performance activities.  ViPR Ball is a fun activity that trains not only the abdominal complex, but [...]

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Adductors: One of the Most Mis-named Muscles in the Body

By |May 3rd, 2016|Functional Anatomy, Videos|

Nobody walks like Elvis gyrated in his early days of his career.  Likewise, in gait, the adductors do NOT adduct while walking.  Imagine how we all would look if we constantly walked across our midline if we moved like the anatomy books describes the action of the adductors. This extremely powerful muscle group has an [...]

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I’m Your QL: Please Don’t Just Take Me Into Lateral Flexion

By |May 3rd, 2016|Videos|

I am your Quadratus Lumborum.  I have one question for you…why do so many people try to strengthen me by only doing side bends against resistance, or what people commonly call Lateral Flexion?  Please take a good look at me…I am often taken for granted and misunderstood. Look at my alignment and attachments.  If you [...]

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