How Weak Abductors Contribute To Your Knee Problems

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The Hip joint serves as a dominant kinesiologic role in the human body and any dysfunction to the arthrokinematics can alter and can cause great difficulty in basic movements of “walking, dressing, driving a car, lifting and carrying loads and climbing stairs.” (Neumann, 2010). A very common dysfunction in the Human Movement System occurs due […]

Video Tutorial: How To Correct Shoulder Impingement/Pain

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What Creates Shoulder Problems? Analyzing the shoulder for proper arthrokinematics(joint movement), it is noted that the shoulder girdle, which is composed of the scapula and clavicle, provide the body with three degrees of arthrokinematics:  Elevation and depression(raising and lowering), protraction and retraction(pulling the scapula away from the spine or towards the spine by rolling shoulders…...

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Midlife Muscle: Hypertrophy Phase – Back and Biceps 12/28/18

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December 28th 2018 Goal:  Hypertrophy Phase (The increasing in volume of the muscle fibers). Workout Plan:  High volume sessions (Volume = weight x repetitions) Note:  This workout would be considered intermediate to advanced.  If you are a beginner, select weights that are moderate and cut the amount of sets in half. Duration of current phase:  […]

How To Correct It: Lower Back Pain

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The Beginnings of Lower Back Pain Throughout life, our body adapts to movements that we perform in normal daily living (motor learning), and our CNS becomes conditioned to activate certain muscle patterns to create this desired movement.  Ideal alignment is crucial throughout each moveable joint and if any joint is out of alignment, the CNS…...

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The Foot and Ankle: The Foundation of the Human Movement System

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Understanding that the foot and ankle complex has the greatest contributing factor to the Human Movement System, any arthrokinomatic dysfunction or muscular imbalance, such as a decrease in control over the medial longitudinal arch, can result in an altered mechanical approach to the HMS leading to a possible cumulative injury cycle(Clark et al, 2011). The […]

A Deeper Look Into the Ketogenic Diet and Performance

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The Ketogenic diet has quickly become one of the most highlighted diets in regards to weightloss, today.  From celebrities to athletes, promoting the benefits of reducing and/or eliminating carbohydrates in the diet, forcing the body to revert to only fat and protein for energy needs.  When this occurs, our basic human survival instinct is to […]

If You Sit At A Desk All Day, You Need To Read This!

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How can sustained poor sitting posture lead to pathology/ injury, pain, and ultimately human movement system impairment? While discussing the muscular system is certainly appropriate, look to incorporate the effects of poor sitting on non-contractile structures in your response as well, i.e. joint segments of and around the Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Complex, vertebral segments, spinal discs, ligaments, etc.   The […]

Kinesio Tape: Performance Enhancer or Fashion Statement?

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Kinesio Taping has increased in popularity over the recent years as a therapeutic method to help improve muscular facilitation and minimize pain during functional movements.  Limited studies as to the effectiveness of Kinesio taping are still debatable; however, ongoing research on this topic is beginning to provide some beneficial feedback.  Hyun, Mcelveen & Lynch (2012) […]

Exercise and the Baby Boom Generation: Research Overview

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Exercise for Older Populations: Our baby boom generation, which is age 65 and older, is approximately doubling between the years of 2000 and 2030, as they enter full maturity.  This brings to light at huge classification of people that will require the need to stay active and healthy to help minimize aging health issues that […]