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Using the anatomy illustrations to assess restrictions.

I have taken on a new project to teach anatomy for yoga. I am in the process of building an anatomy section for a quicker, practical understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology. I will beContinue reading

Deltoid – Functional Anatomy

Deltoid   Deltoid is a triangular muscle that works closely with the rotator cuff muscles to lift the humeral shaft superiorly. It is also key in preventing dislocation of the humerus when lifting heavy loads. AllContinue reading

Teres Major – Functional Anatomy

Teres Major Teres major works closely with latissimus dorsi in adducting and extending the humerus. The lateral portion of latissimus dorsi usually twists around teres major and lives in the same fascial sheath. Latissimus, in a minority ofContinue reading

Rotator Cuff Muscles – Functional Anatomy

Rotator Cuff Muscles Origin – scapula Insertion – head of the humerus Function – Stabilize, rotate and adduct the humerus Related sections of the website:    Wikipedia entry for rotator cuff muscles. Tony Preston has aContinue reading

Infraspinatus – Functional Anatomy

Infraspinatus   Origin: infraspinous fossa Insertion: posterior greater tubercle of the humerus Function: stabilize the humeral head, externally rotate humerus   Wikipedia entry for infraspinatus. Tony Preston has a practice in Atlanta, Georgia where he sees clients. HeContinue reading

Subscapularis – Functional Anatomy

Subscapularis The subscapularis muscle is thick with multiple bellies on the underside of the scapula. Its tendon is separated from the joint capsule by a bursa. It can be a key player in frozen shoulderContinue reading

Teres Minor – Functional Anatomy

Teres minor is a rotator cuff muscle that extends along the back of the axilla. Origin – lateral border of the posterior scapular surface Insertion – Lower posterior greater tubercle of the humerus Function –Continue reading

Supraspinatus – Functional Anatomy

Supraspinatus Supraspinatus is a rotator cuff muscle located on the superior aspect of the scapula. Origin: Supraspinous fossa Insertion: greater tubercle of the humerus Function: abduction of the humerus. Details vary from one study toContinue reading

Trigger Points – Spot of pain behind shoulder

Client’s Description People complain of a spot of pain deep in the back of the shoulder. It often occurs after other shoulder pain, particularly after this trigger point, has been treated and released. It is aContinue reading

Trigger Points – Pain when Reaching Up or Back

Client’s Description People complain of pain along the inside of their shoulder-blade when reaching high above the head, to the back seat of the car or to adjust clothing behind the back.  They have usuallyContinue reading