260321 Posture and the relationship to strength 4 of 4

260321 Posture and the relationship to strength 4 of 4 The display of strength is influenced by the joint angles of the operating links in the chain. These angles, as would be expected, change with movement. Because of this change, the length of the muscles varies throughout the movement, as does the angle of attachment … Continue reading 260321 Posture and the relationship to strength 4 of 4

120321 Checking your posture-2 of 4

Posture is an important part of our lives. Posture counts. It can make us feel good or bad, not only mentally but also physically. Imagine walking around slumped over all the time, how do you think you feel? When you notice someone walking like this what is the first thing that pops into your mind? It’s probably something along these lines-they look like they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. Compare that posture to the posture you have when you really feel great. You can see it in how you walk down the street can’t you? Carry yourself high and proud. Remember the old saying behavior changes attitude and vice versa. If you are slumping, do yourself a favor and perk up!

090820 The cat and camel

https://videopress.com/v/4xf1a6kE?preloadContent=metadata The cat and camel lower back exercise This exercise is an excellent one to loosen up the lower back. These are not stretching exercises. They are fluid movements from one position to the other. Simply and smoothly, raise your back up as high as you can and then lower it back down as far … Continue reading 090820 The cat and camel

280819 What does your doctor do about it? By Rickey Dale Crain

280819 What does your doctor do about it? By Rickey Dale Crain If your child presents with any of the symptoms described earlier, you doctor will order an X-ray of the lumbo-sacral spine to rule out spondylolysis. Very often, the oblique views are best for revealing the defects in the pars interarticularis. If there is … Continue reading 280819 What does your doctor do about it? By Rickey Dale Crain

210819 What are the symptoms of Spondylolysis? By Rickey Dale Crain

210819 What are the symptoms of Spondylolysis? By Rickey Dale Crain Most children with spondylolysis, and even some children with spondylolisthesis are aymptomatic, and may grow up not even aware that they have the condition. For those with symptoms, back pain is probably the most common symptom, and presents during the adolescent growth spurt. There … Continue reading 210819 What are the symptoms of Spondylolysis? By Rickey Dale Crain

140819 What causes Spondylolysis? By Rickey Dale Crain

140819 What causes Spondylolysis? By Rickey Dale Crain The commonest cause of spondylolisthesis is spondylolysis, and it is the cause of spondylolysis that is the subject of intense debate. Some people feel that it is an inherited defect of the pars interarticularis. In surveys of asymptomatic schoolchildren, spondylolysis is present in 4 to 6%. In … Continue reading 140819 What causes Spondylolysis? By Rickey Dale Crain

070819 Lower back pain: Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis By Rickey Dale Crain

070819 Lower back pain: Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis By Rickey Dale Crain Introduction The spine or vertebral column consists of a series of vertebrae held together to give support for the spinal cord and nerves arising from it. Each vertebra consists of an anterior vertebral body, and a posterior bony ring with two superior facets and … Continue reading 070819 Lower back pain: Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis By Rickey Dale Crain