Photo By Pearson Scott Foresman [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons To answer this question, we need to define the term reciprocal inhibition: Reciprocal inhibition: Muscles on one side of a joint relax, in order to accommodate a contraction on the …

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Photo: Wiki creative commons You may have heard of the piriformis muscle (and piriformis syndrome), but did you know that it’s only one of the six small muscles that perform essentially the same movement?  The six deep external rotator muscles …

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Creative Commons-licentie Naamsvermelding 3.0 Unported Dorsiflexion: Movement of the ankle which brings the toes closer to the shin.  The tibialis anterior and the ankle extensor muscles (deep to the front of the leg) guide this motion.  Typical range is about …

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  Sports Injury Prevention Tips Sandy Baird, D.C. Whether you prefer team sports like soccer, basketball, or rugby, or individual sports such as tennis, swimming, or racquetball, it’s crucial to your health and happiness to take preventative steps (swings, strokes, …

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Ease into Power Yoga By Sandy Baird, DC Power yoga is an athletic, fast-paced, challenging class that is usually performed in a warm room.  The poses are linked together in a flowing manner, and the practitioner connects his or her …

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