Mobility + Stability ... Finding Your Rhythm

Uncategorized Jul 20, 2018

The shoulder complex houses the most mobile joint in the human body allowing us the freedom to move and use our arms in a multitude of ways.


The shoulder complex is comprised of three joints:

sternoclavicular joint (where the sternum (breastbone) and clavicle (collarbone) meet)
· Connects arm & shoulder to the rest of the skeleton
· Saddle type joint that allows for movement of the clavicle
· Supported by a strong network of ligaments


acromian clavicular joint (where the clavicle (collarbone) and scapula (shoulder blade) meet)
· Allows us the ability to raise our arms overhead
· Stabilized by a small network of ligaments


glenohumeral joint (where the head of the humerus (upper arm bone) meets with the glenoid fossa of the scapula (shoulder blade))
· Most mobile joint in the body
· Shallow ball & socket joint
· Rotator cuff muscles help to hold the head of the humerus in the glenoid fossa (supraspinatus, infraspinatus,...

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Start With a Strong Foundation

anatomy Mar 30, 2018
 

Success begins with a strong foundation. This is true in business, in relationships and in health and fitness. Your feet are your foundation for a strong, aligned, and integrous physique. With 26 bones and more than 30 joints in each foot, the feet contain a quarter of all the bones in the human body!

Surprisingly, many fitness enthusiasts take their foundation for granted and wind up paying a large price in the long run with multiple injuries higher up the kinetic chain.

Your feet have the dual purpose of weight bearing & propulsion.
In addition to the multiple bones of the foot, an amazing network of connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) allow for that “spring in your step” with the construction the foot arches. The arches of your feet are critical to shock absorption & transmission of force during walking and running.

Take a moment to notice how you stand and how you walk.  Notice how subtle changes in where you carry the weight in your feet...

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