Mobility is one thing we all take for granted until we lose it.
When we can’t walk or stand because of feet or knee problems, we soon realise how much we take our limbs for granted in our day to day activities.
Despite the fact that arthritis or injury like torn ligaments or tendons are common complaints… continue reading »
What gets air into and out of our lungs?
You’ve probably never given it a thought, but the answer may seem as obvious as breathing in and out. But except for those rare occasions when we consciously regulate our breathing pattern, we do not decide when to inhale and when to exhale. And even when we… continue reading »
Muscles enable us to move, contribute to our shape, maintain posture and produce heat as well as helping us to breathe, digest food, circulate blood and perform invariable other body functions. Approximately 40-50% of body mass is made up of muscle tissue.
Posture is the bearing in which you hold your body plumb when you are… continue reading »
On the back of the body, the trunk muscles are built in layers, and as a group they help stabilise the trunk and protect to the spinal cord. They hold the body upright while extending and rotating the neck and trunk. The many muscles throughout the back are named because of the actions they perform…… continue reading »
Everywhere you look, people are out walking, jogging, cycling, playing touch or tennis or swimming and squash. But what are their aspirations?
Why this relatively sudden interest in fitness?
Recent studies have shown that active people lead fuller lives. They have more stamina, resist illness and stay trim. They also seem to have more… continue reading »
Shoulder Joint Muscles.
The shoulder joint is one of the body’s most flexible and allows the arm to be positioned and moved in just about any direction.
The Shoulder Joint also allows the arm to be rotated inward (internal rotation) or outward (external rotation) to help put the bent forearm in a favorable position to perform a… continue reading »
Causes of a Wry Neck
You’ll find a Wry Neck, also called Torticolis, will appear upon waking in the morning or from a sudden, quick movement involving the neck. In the lead up to condition the patient has usually performed activities that involve slouching, poor posture, repetitive neck movements or over lifting.
This gradually stretches tissue in… continue reading »
It’s a real pain in the bum.
I’m not referring to your nagging wife or lazy husband. This is all about pain in that muscle tucked in behind the Glutes… the Piriformis, and someone in the world of the wise has named it the Piriformis syndrome.
The Piriformis Syndrome effects countless numbers of people daily, and doctors… continue reading »
The human skeleton has 206 bones and more than 650 muscles.
Your muscles make up about half of your body weight and can be divided into three separate groups… skeletal, cardiac and smooth. These groups can all stretch and contract, but each play very different roles.
Skeletal muscles are voluntary muscles positioned between two bones and… continue reading »
The Iliopsoas is sometimes classified as two muscles, Iliacus and Psoas major, with Iliacus arising from the Ilium and Psoas from the vertebrae.
Flexes and laterally rotates hip as well as flexing the torso when the legs are fixed (e.g. laying to sitting).
• Climbing a step.
The Sartorius is a two joint muscle and… continue reading »