Anatomy

Foam Rolling Effects on Range of Motion – What the Research Shows

Using a foam roller for self release of muscle tension or aches is now a fairly wide spread practice.  It’s also used with the intention of improving movement mechanics for performance purposes (think strength, muscle stiffness or elasticity). However, what do we really know about how effective it is? The following article will look at […]

By |October 27th, 2023|Anatomy, Article, Physio|

Physio Corner – Shoulder Rotator Cuff Pain

Do you have clients with rotator cuff pain? Understand the causes more with James our resident physiotherapist. 

 

By |December 20th, 2022|Article, Injury|

Working with Client’s with an FAI (Femoral-acetabular impingement)

Article by Alex Proctor QTS, BA (HONS) HPAC […]

By |October 28th, 2022|Article, Injury|

Pregnancy & Exercise Do’s and Don’ts

Watch this video to understand the do’s and don’ts of exercising during pregnancy. Download the course notes here too. Kegel Pelvic Floor Exercises copy , Slides Stages of Pregnancy & Delivery, PrePosNatal_PARQ_and_PARMED-X_

By |April 19th, 2022|Anatomy, Article|

Postural Dysfunction and Exercise Therapy: What are they?

Good posture and how stable the body is, in varied postural positions is the product of the force generated by four myofascial/muscle slings that are located diagonally throughout the body. Often referred to as the sling systems.

The four myofascial/muscle slings are the anterior oblique sling, the posterior oblique sling, the deep longitudinal sling and the […]

By |February 24th, 2020|Anatomy, Article|

The Fabella – the come-back of a once “trivial” bone!

Article by the Drummond Team

This tiny bone (the name actually means “little bean” – and is a sesamoid bone from the Latin meaning Sesame seed) sits in the tendon behind the knee, and has been linked to arthritis. It used to be rare in humans, but recent research from the Imperial College London has discovered […]

By |April 24th, 2019|Anatomy, Article, Lifestyle|

Profiling Muscles Series – Part 8: Muscles of the shoulder joint posterior for Fitness Trainers – The Supraspinatus

By Dr Paul Batman, PhD.

MUSCLE: SUPRASPINATUS

DESCRIPTION:

The supraspinatus is a small but powerful muscle situated on the top of the scapula and partially covered by the trapezius and the deltoid.

ORIGIN:

Supraspinous fossa of the scapula.

INSERTION:

Top of the greater tubercle and capsule of the shoulder joint.

MUSCLE GROUPS:

The supraspinatus belongs to the following muscle groups:

Shoulder […]

By |March 7th, 2019|Anatomy, Article, Muscle Profiling|

Profiling Muscles Part 7: Muscles of the shoulder joint posterior for Fitness Trainers – The Subscapularis

By Dr Paul Batman, PhD.

MUSCLE: SUBSCAPULARIS

DESCRIPTION:

The subscapularis is  named according to its position on the scapula. It runs in front of the scapula across the chest wall and attaches on the front of the humerus. Its tendon merges with the joint capsule of the shoulder joint  and helps stabilize it.

ORIGIN:

Subscapular fossa on the […]

By |February 28th, 2019|Anatomy, Article, Muscle Profiling|

Profiling Muscles Part 6: Muscles of the shoulder joint posterior for Fitness Trainers – The Teres Minor and Infraspinatus

By Dr Paul Batman, PhD.

MUSCLE: TERES MINOR and INFRASPINATUS

DESCRIPTION:

The teres minor is strongly linked with the infraspinatus and is located on the posterior aspect of the scapula. Both these muscles work together to produce the same actions at the shoulder joint.

ORIGIN:

Infraspinous fossa and lateral border of the scapula.

INSERTION:

Lateral posterior surface of the greater tubercle and […]

By |February 18th, 2019|Anatomy, Article, Muscle Profiling|

Profiling Muscles Part 5 – Muscles of the shoulder joint posterior for Fitness Trainers – The Teres Major

By Dr Paul Batman, PhD.

MUSCLE: TERES MAJOR

DESCRIPTION:

The teres major is a small round muscle that runs in the same direction as the latissimus dorsi and is often referred to as the “Lats little helper”.

ORIGIN:

Lower one third lateral border of the scapula.

INSERTION:

Medial lip bicipital groove of the humerus.

MUSCLE GROUPS:

The teres major […]

By |January 31st, 2019|Anatomy, Article, Muscle Profiling|