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  • The "Weakly" Muscle - Plantar Fasciitis
    The plantar fascia or plantar aponeurosis is a long thin fibrous band that extends from the heel to the digits on the plantar or underside of the foot.  The plantar Read more
  • The "Weakly" Muscle - The Levator Scapulae
    ORIGIN:      Lateral most structure (Transverse Process) of the top 4 vertebrae in the neck.  (C1-C4)INSERTION:     Upper, Inner border of your wing bone.  (Superior angle to the medial border of Read more
  • The "Weakly" Muscle - The Adductors
    SPECIAL NOTE:Before I even begin, the adductors (All 6 of them if you count the adductor magnus as 2 based on its orientation and torsion) are typically lumped into the Read more
  • The "Weakly" Muscle - Ice vs. Heat
    In this corner, weighing in at 57.2 pounds per cubic foot, with a record of 10 wins and 10 losses with all 10 of those wins due to frostbite, IIIIIIIICE! Read more
  • The "Weakly" Muscle - Overpronation
      A total “hot-button” topic amongst those of you who run, or attempt to run.  Throughout this blog I’ll probably offend Podiatrists, running store owners, and those of you who have Read more
  • The "Weakly" Muscle - Runners Knee
    I have to be honest, even though this group of conditions are all pretty similar, I chose "Runners Knee" as the title because I figured it would tantalize many of Read more
  • The "Weakly" Muscle - Shin Splints
    Because of the fact that there are multiple locations where shin splints can occur, the format of this weeks article will be a straight discussion.  There are three main areas Read more
  • The "Weakly" Muscle - STOP STRETCHING!
    It is truly quite simple.  Consider the human body to be the ultimate machine.  It’s inherent organic decisions are never arbitrary.  What this means is that when a person, for Read more
  • The "Weakly" Muscle - The Gluteus Medius
    ORIGIN:      External surface of the ilium between the anterior and posterior gluteal lines.  If you feel your hip crest and go just inferiorly, you should feel the Glute Med. Read more
  • The "Weakly" Muscle - The Rhomboid
    ORIGIN:      Spinous process of the vertebrae T1-T5.  (Dead center in your spine just below your neck)INSERTION:     Medial margin of the scapula inferior to the scapular spine.  (The inside border Read more
  • The "Weakly" Muscle - The ITB (Iliotibial Band)
    ORIGIN:      A muscular origin where 25% comes from the TFL and 75% comes from the Glute Max.  It courses down the lateral aspect of the thigh and also originates Read more
  • The "Weakly" Muscle - The Pronator Teres
    ORIGIN:      Medial epicondyle of the humerus, coronoid process of the ulna, and the common flexor tendon.INSERTION:     Lateral radius distal to the insertion of the supinator muscle.ACTION:      Weak flexion Read more
  • The "Weakly" Muscle - The Gluteus Maximus
    ORIGIN:      Fascia of the gluteus medius, the external surface of the ilium behind the posterior gluteal line, the fascia of the erector spinae, the dorsal surface of the sacrum, Read more
  • The "Weakly" Muslce - Structure vs. Function
    A little diversion from our typical format, this week I’d like to discuss the differences between structure and function.  I had posted this on Facebook back in August, but it Read more
  • The "Weakly" Muscle - The Transversus Abdomens (TVA)
    ORIGIN:      Inner surface of the 7th-12th cartilages of the ribs, the deep layers of the thoracolumbar fascia, the anterior two-thirds of the iliac crest and the lateral one-third Read more
  • The "Weakly" Muscle - The Soleus
    ORIGIN:      Posterior surface of the proximal fibula and the soleal line of the tibia.  INSERTION:     Dorsum (front) of the calcaneus via the calcaneal tendon or Achilles Tendon.  ACTION:     Read more

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