Do you feel intimidated by Anatomy?

Do you feel intimidated by Anatomy? Perhaps you recall having to memorize the insertion points of each muscle or naming the 4 individual muscles of the quadriceps. Rote memorization is only useful for testing purposes… but when we can embrace and be awed by Anatomy – that is when it comes alive!

I ran into an anatomy image somewhere in my Google searching and like the proverbial “a picture tells a thousand words”, I nodded to myself and said “now I understand!” So, I took that moment of clarity, and that image, and shared it with my students. That is how we all learn together! Remain inquisitive and not intimidated by Anatomy!

Stretching and Moving the Diamond: Thoracolumbar Fascia

You have a precious diamond on the backside of you that needs your attention!  The thoracolumbar fascia (TLF) is a diamond-shaped connective tissue found in the small of the back, and can be implicated in low back pain.  In a recent study the TLF was found to be thickened by 25% or more in patients with chronic Low Back Pain. Learn more about this Diamond and try these easy, gentle movements to stretch and move into this area to bring relief to that tense, binding feeling.  All done while sitting in your chair!