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Alignment Insights By Carol Robbins

Scapulae: How Wide is Wide Enough?

Last post (link) I spoke of the relationship between the scapula (shoulder blade) and the humerus (arm bone) and that it would be nice if they had a supportive relationship so that the arm could have full range of motion without damage to the tissues (muscles/tendons/nerves/blood vessels) of the sho Continue Reading...

Is Your Rotator Cuff in an Abusive Relationship?

On Shoulders and Shoulder Anatomy

If I said “point to your shoulder” you’d probably point to the top of your arm and you’d be correct, that is what is typically thought of as the shoulder joint. Technically this is called the Glenohumeral joint. The bone of the upper arm is the Humerus, the socket it sits in is the Glenoid F Continue Reading...

Feet and Walking

In my last post (link) I mentioned that walking is a category, and that what most people envision when asked to imagine a person walking, is a person walking on a flat, level surface, perhaps a sidewalk. Indeed, when people “go for a walk” most of the time they use a trail or a route they ha Continue Reading...

Balance for Walking

Balance is sometimes defined as “standing still” - i.e., can you balance on one foot? But can you balance walking? How can you tell if you can balance while walking? You are currently walking without falling over I presume. So how do you know if your balanced is compromised? Walking is a Continue Reading...

Balance and Proprioception

What is balance? What is proprioception? Are they related? Let’s start with standard definitions. From Wikipedia: Proprioception, from Latin proprius, meaning “one’s own”, “individual”, and capio, capere, to take or grasp, is the sense of the relative position of one’s own par Continue Reading...