Monthly Archives: August 2016

Fascia

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Fascia is the tensional, continuous fibrillar network within the body, extending from the surface of the skin to the nucleus of the cell. This global network is mobile, adaptable, fractal, and irregular; it constitutes the basic structural architecture of the human body.👁

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Back pain during pregnancy

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Back pain or discomfort is common during pregnancy and should be expected to some degree by most women. Back pain may be experienced during any point of your pregnancy; however, it most commonly occurs later in pregnancy as baby’s grow. Hormones released during pregnancy allow ligaments in the pelvic area to soften and the joints to become looser in preparation for the birthing process; this shift in joints and loosening of ligaments may affect the support your back normally experiences. Your center of gravity will gradually move forward as your uterus and baby grow, which causes your posture to change. To all the moms who have carried us in their womb to give birth.

Shoulder pain

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Shoulder pain- The SITS muscles (or the rotator cuffs) are 4 principal muscles of the shoulder. Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, Subscapularis. These muscles and their tendons help to keep the upper arm bone in the shoulder socket whilst allowing for movement of the arm💪🏼. These muscles are relatively small and so have to work hard🔧🔩 to hold the bones in place and are subject to frequent injury. Pain within the shoulder is frequently considered to be coming from the joint itself yet very often trigger points within these muscles develop and refer pain to other predictable areas. This becomes confusing to anyone who is not aware of trigger points and their pain referral pattern. Muscles with trigger points will not be functioning to their full potential. Like a string quarter, the shoulder muscles should work in harmony. If one or more of the shoulder muscles has trigger points it will be weakened and therefore will not function to its full potential. This means surrounding muscles take up the slack, acting as an internal splint to the injured muscle, and they in turn will tire quickly and develop further trigger points. The knock on effect can cause global pain (within the shoulder area) and so the diagnosis of ‘frozen shoulder’ might be given. 🙅🏼Eliminating the trigger points in these muscles can start the recovery process long before talk of letting it ride itself out…or at worst, having surgery.⛑ They will not build mass and they will fatigue easy!!!! To try to strengthen a muscle that still harbours trigger points will most likely exacerbate the pain. ☠

Levator Scapulae

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The “knot” that isn’t a “knot.. For the most part. I’ve heard many discussions regarding shoulder and neck pain, coming from this region of the neck(where I put a circle). If you look at the the fiber directions, they twist, attaching at the cervical spine and scapula. That being said, this muscle; the levator scapulae tends to get grinded down by body workers and clients foam rolling saying “this knot never goes away” here’s the truth, it won’t go away. This muscle will continue to get abused with the expectation to break down. Look close at the muscle, it’s meant to be this way.

Fascia back line

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Before you self diagnose yourself with plantar fasciitis, there’s something to consider. There’s a few things that can be giving you foot pain, that can potentially be generated in an area that isn’t your foot. If you look at the diagram and see this big blue line, well that’s fascia. Think of fascia as a pool🏊 where your bones are floating.. Now, look at how the top of this particular connection attaches at the top of the head and at the bottom of the foot. If there is tension anywhere along this line, maybe the back of the head for example it can pull in the form of tension and affect other areas of the line. Like a tight rope that is pulling from one side, causing the other end to feel the tension. Something to think about when you’re diagnosed with #plantarfasciitis

Triceps surae

Why your knees are passing your feet during #legday the triceps surae consists of your gastrocnemius and soleus. We’re gonna talk about the soleus and its function, not action.. The function of the muscle is to be that of resisting the kinetic force of forward movement🚶🏻⬅️.. The plantar flexors including the soleus first produce a lengthening contraction and then later a shortening contraction during stance. Consider when you’re going into #squatand you feel your knees passing your feet…If your soleus is responsible from resisting kinetic force, it could be your soleus is weak and needs strengthening to step up your squat game! Hoe many of you know how to strengthen the soleus?🙋🏻🙋🏼🙋🏾🙋🏿🙋14073272_237095860019204_936413939_n

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