A very common dysfunction in the HMS occurs due to an individual who possesses dynamic malalignment of the hip and knee causing one condition known as Lower Extremity Movement Impairment Syndrome (Clark and Lucett, 2010). Someone who possesses lower extremity movement impairment syndrome typically has a weak or underactive gluteus maximus and medius muscles that […]
In discussing the pattern of recruitment in regards to muscle fiber type with increasing intensity, a runner could be an example of providing increasing intensities throughout the activity. As an example, as a runner begins his run, and the goal is a marathon, that runner starts at a moderate to slow pace(a jog), in which, […]
Kinesiology is the study of movement, and the science behind the movement of our body against forces of gravity and resistive external forces. Kinematics deals with movement of the body without regards to external forces being applied to them(Neuman pg 4). So looking at exercise design, kinematics does not represent a functional capacity for how […]
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 […]
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…...
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…...
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 […]
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 […]
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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) […]