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May 2021

The upper back consists of a multitude of muscles including the trapezius, rhomboids, rear delts, teres major and minor, and the levator scapulae. These are the major movers of the scapula and shoulders. These muscles are also associated with posture. The back muscles work in opposition to the core; they keep the spine upright and the shoulders pulled back. The upper back is a common weak point for clients, especially those who have a desk job. Hunching over a desk can cause the chest muscles to become tight. This pulls the

The Anatomy of Healthy Elbows and Tendinitis     The elbow is a crucial joint to keep healthy for those looking to maintain their independence. The elbow is a hinged joint consisting of the humerus, radius, and ulna, which are all sheathed in cartilage at their ends. This cartilage is flexible connective tissue that absorbs shock and reduces friction as the joint experiences impact and slides. Across your body, the ligaments function is to connect bone to bone and form joint capsules. More specifically to the elbow, ligaments attach the humerus and

The shoulder is one of your body's larger and more intricate joints. It is composed of the upper arm bone, called the humerus, and the scapula, or shoulder blade. Together, they form a ball and socket joint which enables the shoulder’s impressive range of motion. The acromion, the clavicle, and the coracoid process are other, smaller bones that all interact with the rotator cuff, the bursa, and the labrum. The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles that each move and support the shoulder at separate angles and planes.

When thinking about the core, most people immediately jump to the “six pack” or the rectus abdominis. In reality, the core is a combination of all of the muscles wrapping around the abdomen island spine. This includes muscles like the rectus abdominis, obliques, transverse abdominis, quadratus lumborum (QL), multifidi, pelvic floor and diaphragm. The core is like a cyndaler wrapping around the torso; the top is the diaphragm and the bottom is the pelvic floor. IMPORTANCE OF THE CORE The core is a complex system of muscles that serve as an anchor