The deadlift is a great exercise for the back of the legs and glutes…that is IF you don’t have absurdly tight hamstrings. If you do, you could be really risking an injury to the low back and nobody wants that!! So, let’s take a step back and learn a little about the hamstrings.
The human heart is an incredible organ. The average human heart beats about 72 times a minute, approximately 2.5 BILLION times in an average 66 year lifespan, and pumps approximately 4.7 – 5.7 liters of blood per minute.
Two weeks ago we explored the importance of our Gluteus Medius Muscle, if you didn’t see it, check it out here: You MED to know about this muscle! Last Wellness Wednesday, we gave our booties a break and just looked at cute puppies, so you know what that means? Today it is time to: MAKE THAT BOOTY WURK.
Our hips are amazing joints, the are both very stable and still provide a surprising range of motion. Show them some love with some of my favorite hip opening postures. Continue reading
Recently, I evaluated a VERY young little one (we are talking WEEKS people) and many friend and family wondered: WHAT could a physical therapist possibly being doing with a baby so young? So this “Donnerstag” we are going to explore: Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injuries
The Glute Med is such an important player for hip and knee stability! I often find runners and other serious athletes to be very weak in their glute med and often complain of hip or medial (inside) knee pain. Continue reading
Hello anatomy enthusiasts! We recently learned a bit about feet (TOE TLC) but what about our amazing hands…our tactile interface with the world around us 👋? This got me thinking about a recent injury sustained by my sister during a kick-ass motorcycle trip out in California. But let’s back up a little bit. Just like our feet, … Continue reading
Your feet are dynamic and incredible structures! Did you know that 1/4 of the bones in the human body are in the feet? That is right friends, your feet have an incredible: 26 bones 33 joints More than 100 muscles, tendons(muscle to bone), and ligaments (bone to bone) It is this complex structure that provides … Continue reading
Think of all the time we spend bending forward in the day…at the computer (guilty!), reading over a coffee, texting, cleaning, eating… in actuality most of our day is spent in an unsupported forward bend. This makes the back very cranky. Continue reading
Those of us in the medical profession have A GAZZILION pneumonics and silly little ways to remember all the bones, muscles, pathologies, etc, etc … somehow they are always a little, well, PG-13 (at best). SOOOOO, now that the title of this post has grabbed your attention, we will not be discussing bondage or the recent book/film “sensation” –> … Continue reading