Personal Trainer Palo Alto

Personal Trainer Palo Alto

IT BAND

WHAT IS THE IT BAND? The Iliotibial (IT) band is a thick band of fascia that runs along the lateral or outside of the knee, extending from the outside of the pelvis, over the hip and inserting just below the knee. Its major role is to stabilize the knee by moving from...

ROTATOR CUFF

WHAT IS THE ROTATOR CUFF? The rotator cuff consists of 4 muscles: the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor. These act to provide dynamic stability and control the position of the humeral head of the arm relative to the glenoid fossa of the...

ACL INJURY

WHAT IS THE ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT (ACL)? The Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a ligament running from the posterior thigh bone (femur) anteriorly to the shin bone (tibia). Ligaments are strong tissues that connect one bone to the other. The ACL’s primary role...

SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT

WHAT IS SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT? The shoulder consists of three bones: the shoulder blade (scapula), upper arm (humerus) and the collarbone (clavicle). The humerus and the scapula are connected by the rotator cuff – a group of four muscles (the supraspinatus,...