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Are you sure you’re in the scapular plane?

December 30, 2013

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From an upcoming, much longer, post detailing my visit to Stanford University’s Clinical Anatomy Lab, where I worked with cadavers: Two common ways people go about alleviating shoulder pain is 1) Pulling the shoulders down and back and 2) Working the arms in the scapular plane.  I’ve indirectly covered why the “Down and back” cue […]

The psoas rolls deep

December 24, 2013

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From an upcoming, much longer, post detailing my visit to Stanford University’s Clinical Anatomy Lab, where I worked with cadavers: Dealing only in pictures the last few years really made me lose appreciation for how deep the psoas muscle is. We used one cadaver where, besides the skin, everything from the anterior trunk to the […]

A mechanism for carpal tunnel syndrome

December 18, 2013

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From an upcoming, much longer, post detailing my visit to Stanford University’s Clinical Anatomy Lab, where I worked with cadavers: One area a cadaver made things easier was understanding the carpal tunnel. From the top there is a bunch of stuff covering it. Once you get down to it though, it’s really a simple tunnel […]

Feeling perfect is not the goal

December 13, 2013

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I talk a lot about feeling better, getting out of pain and being healthy. Sometimes I think people take this a bit too far. They misunderstand me, or whomever, talking about getting out of, say, lower back pain, for saying, “Your back, and the rest of your body, can feel perfect, all the time.” I […]

Cueing people out of hip extension while standing

December 9, 2013

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I’ve written about excessive hip extension and hip issues quite a bit: Looking at pelvic tilts – The hips only tell you part of the story (an anterior pelvic tilt doesn’t mean your hips are flexed) My visit to the Washington University in St. Louis Correcting a swayback posture by…changing how you sleep? Relieving hip […]

A quick way to work on scapular winging

December 4, 2013

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In Musings on scapular winging there was a comment exchange where I had trouble getting through to the person the importance not just of proper exercises, but not letting the scapula(e) wing during the day. If you let your scapula wing for 23 hours, 1 hour of exercise is unlikely to get the job done. For […]