Sciatica is the pain that radiates along the the Sciatic Nerve.
The Sciatic Nerve is quite large, in fact, it is the largest and longest peripheral nerve found in the body, and is as thick as a finger where it leaves in the lower spine. It extends from your lower back through your hip and under… continue reading »
What is Bursitis?
Bursitis of the hip causes heaps of pain in the region. A Bursa is a sac of Synovial Fluid that acts to reduce friction between surfaces, and this is where the problems originate. The amount of fluid in the bursa increases and thickens, restricting movement and causing masses of inflammation.
The major bursae… continue reading »
I have seen so many instances of poor posture lately, so I want to touch on the subject again… because in Massage we often deal with the ill-effects and consequences of bad posture.
When dealing with patients, as Therapists,we need to view the body as a whole. Our perspective should be modified to incorporate a complete… continue reading »
What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome?
Iliotibial Band Syndrome is sometimes referred to as Runners Knee and Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome.
The Iliotibial Band is a band of thick, fibrous tissue which attaches to both the Iliac Crest of the Pelvis (aka hip bone) and the Tensor Fascia Latae muscle. It then runs down the outside of the… 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 »
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 »
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 »