Shoulder joint (anterior view) There is a lot happening here in the shoulder as you can tell! The "shoulder" moves with the help of four joints (GH,AC,SC,ST) if one of theses joints aren't moving efficiently then the shoulder is compromised! Then comes the pain (impingement,bursitis, tendonitis etc...) Knowledge is key, knowing function of each aspect in the shoulder and how it works can help you keep the shoulder healthy!
My mom had a diary while she was hospitalized for 100 days It said " through this experience what do you want your children to learn that will help them in their lives" and there were 7 of them but the one that stood out too me was "learn all kinds of ways to love and be loved" It's easy too get caught up with the pace of the world but my mom helps keep me grounded❤️
Stop foam rolling your IT Band!!! The IT band is a dense fibrous connective tissue made almost completely of collagen fiber (the strongest protein found in nature and one of the strongest structures in the human body) The ligaments on your knee ACL,PCL, MCL, LCL are made up of collagenous fibers, so my point is trying to directly "roll out" your IT band is not going to happen, it's like trying to roll out your ACL which is a ligament? It's just not the best option when having IT band pain (iliotibial band syndrome)! Now what you can do is release your gluteus Maximus and TFL which insert onto the IT band! As well as rolling out your abductors (gluteus medius etc...) Why is my IT band tight? Well a few reasons but mostly because or tight/weak hip muscles (abductors) So unless you're trying to release adhesions on the lateral side of your leg, don't roll out your leg trying to release your IT band😊
This man right here knows how to work I started working with Gian when he was about 4 months out of ACL reconstruction! Starting with only band work, body weight squats and single leg extensions. Now 3 months later he is front squatting 225, deadlifting 350, power-cleaning 225, playing basketball and benching 225! We are currently training for Gian's goal to become a Navy Seal in 2-3 years and the way he works I believe there will be nothing stopping him too reach his goals💪
The illiopsoas made up of both the Psoas major/minor and Iliacus This muscles manly performs hip flexion, but also helps keeping the lower back straight! it can cause acute lower back pain and hip tightness making it very difficult to perform movements pain free. Trigger pointing this muscle is very difficult because you have to go through all the abdominals and guts too come close too hitting it and even then you need a good visual of how it runs through the body! Not all hip pain is caused by this muscles, for a quick test yet it might not be 100% accurate is performing a SLR test (which is mainly used for detecting a herniated disc but in our case can be a MMT), taking the rectus femoris mostly out of play and making the illiopsoas the primary hip flexor , listen too your back just as much as your hip and you will find your answer!
Excited for the opportunity to be shadowing the Head Athletic trainer for both Texas state women soccer and softball sports! Can't wait to learn more about different techniques and strategies (rehab/training) in these two sports! More knowledge to further my education in training athletes⚾️⚽️