Often where it hurts isn't why it hurts. This article breaks down how the shoulder and the muscles around it could be driving your hand and elbow pain!
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In this post, we will tackle ankle anatomy, joint biomechanics during landings, and how taping/bracing changes those mechanics. If at that point you can appreciate the potential for injury - I'll consider this a success! If not - let me know so I can better explain and prove it!
Part 1 of 3 in a series that details the relationship between ankle taping and knee/hip/low back injuries in gymnasts/acrobats. Topics include anatomical/biomechanical review, strategies for minimizing injury risk and techniques for improving long-term outcomes.
Friday 5 pm Flexibility #3 - And also, some of my favorite postural stretches!
Rotator cuff tendonopathy is a degenerative condition that affects one or more of the rotator cuff tendons in the shoulder. Studies suggest that it is probably the most common cause of shoulder pain among athletes and the more sedentary population alike!
Should you "static stretch"? Here's the how, the why and the current best evidence based recommendations so that you can gain back the "flexibility" in your life!
Doorway Stretch & Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch
So you've heard of foam rolling have you? Here are some specifics on why and how you should.
A common site of injury in acrobatics, circus and yoga, the TFCC is a small structure with a big impact on training.
The wrist is a series of small joints that connects the radius and ulna (the 2 bones in the forearm) to the carpals in the hand. Here's the breakdown of the wrist's anatomy and function.
The breakdown on all the complex anatomical components that make the shoulder the most mobile (and perhaps the most versatile) joint in the body....