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Iliotibial Tract and Fascia Lata – Functional Anatomy

The fascia lata is the deep fascia that wraps the outer thigh. It attaches superiorly to the crest of the Ilium and inguinal ligament continues onto the pubic rami, ischial tuberosity, sacrotuberous ligament, coccyx and sacrum. Distally it thickens as it attaches to the proximal tibia. It offers elastic stability, much like a compression stocking …

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Self Care – Pain in the mid-calf and heel

The sacrotuberous ligament a thick band of connective tissue that ties the low back, sacrum, ilium, ischium and becomes the hamstring tendon. It usually requires some persistence to resolve. Don’t use heat here. It feels good but inflammation sets in a few hours later. making this worse. The first line of defense is ice. This …

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Functional Anatomy – Pelvic Ligaments

The major osseous structures of the pelvis are wrapped in a complex fascial structure that, like the osseous structures change and evolve as we age. In the first two decades, we have more boney pieces held together by cartilaginous plates that fuse as decades pass. Eventually, in our 4th or 5th decade, all of the …

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Stiff Hip with Spot of Pain in Calf

People usually complain of a specific spot on the upper, outside of their calf. When questioned, they also have a stiff hip and sometimes have groin pain. Groin pain often prompts a visit to the MD where this usually is referred to as a hernia although not one severe enough to repair. If you have …

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NMT Protocols – Lamina Groove

This routine is one of the most useful back routines in neuromuscular. It is the “spinal adjustment” of neuromuscular work. Multiple passes of gentle friction loosen the fixated vertebrae and release the interspinal muscles. This routine treats many layers of muscle but has particular focus on the multifidi, rotatores, and the semispinalis muscles. I have …

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