Muscle

Muscle Action

A muscle has to complete its full action.  Everyone thinks of the biceps as the muscle that bends the elbow. But part of its job is also to supinate the hand(turn the palm upward).  If you turn the palm down… Read More ›

Barb

I named this post Barb because this was completely her idea and she has emailed me with questions and given me multiple ideas for blog posts.  Thanks Barb!  🙂  Usually I have an answer.  I hate not having an answer. … Read More ›

The Myotome Dance

A myotome is the muscle(s) that correlates to a spinal segment.  For example, your biceps are your C5 myotome.  Or is it C6?  I forget, anyway the nerves that come out of the 5th segment of your spine control the biceps.  So… Read More ›

Contract-Relax

This is a technique they taught us in PT school for stretching muscles and it works, I used it all the time. I used it on orthopedic injuries. I saw regular muscles that had tears and pops and strains and… Read More ›

Failure Again

I wrote a post on muscle failure.  Physical therapists will often strap a 2 pound weight on your ankle and say do 30 kick thingies.  I’m guilty of this.  For an injured muscle or muscles that have never been exercised… Read More ›