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7 very common movement issues, and how to work on them

November 18, 2014

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This is one of two introductions to two manuals of mine. (More on those below.) The first introduction is here. – 1) Excessive neck extension Rather than the neck stay straight, It tends to extend: Example A common instance where this would happen is when raising the arm. – Possible associated issues Neck pain Headaches […]

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November 18, 2014

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7 Exercises To Improve Common Posture And Movement Issues (info)

November 18, 2014

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This manual is aimed at correcting some common issues. You can read about those common movement issues here and those common postural issues here. Those links serve as a nice introduction, and they’re free. This manual contains seven exercises aimed at correcting issues from head to toe. The exercises work down the body. One exercise for the neck area […]

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My visit to Stanford University’s Clinical Anatomy Lab

January 21, 2014

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I recently visited Stanford University’s School of Medicine, specifically their Division of Clinical Anatomy. About a month prior to visiting I found they offered anatomy tutorials open to what seems to be anyone. I have a good deal of anatomy background, I talk about it all the time, I took your standard Anatomy and Physiology […]

A day with Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains

October 8, 2013

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I recently went to a conference where Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains was presenting. I’ve written about him in my posts on tennis elbow, the importance of direction in manual therapy, stretching the IT band and hamstrings. I listened to him for 7 hours, so, I took a ton of notes. – Background This was not a personal training / physical therapy / […]

Correcting a swayback posture by…changing how you sleep?

September 24, 2013

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The first one of these is An example of how important your sleep positioning can be. In that I cover the similarities between a lateral pelvic tilt and how one sleeps. Next up, the similarities between sleep positioning and a swayback posture. First up, going over a swayback posture. I’ll use some pictures from Kendall’s […]

Musings on scapular winging: Anatomy (muscular and nerve), causes, and exercise considerations

July 25, 2013

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I’m going to reference Scapular winging: anatomical review, diagnosis, and treatments often. – Anatomy of scapular winging (muscular) Serratus anterior Of course, we have to start with this muscle. The serratus anterior protracts and upwardly rotates the scapula. Let’s use a nice quote from the paper to get more specific. Pictures and bolding from me: “The serratus […]