Tag: shoulders

Kid Carrying and the Shoulder

Q: Katy [Bowman] has a video showing how to carry a baby (baby sits on her forearm, not hip) and while I'm amazed at how much more I can carry this last baby after giving up on baby carriers, I could not do it the way she says. She is really tall. My short arms don't fit the baby the same way. I end up using my hand to grip their thigh. I want to know more about carrying babies and toddlers. LINK TO VIDEO First of all, Katy is not really tall. I’m 6’1.5” and she’s about 5’8” or s

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Breastfeeding and the Shoulder

I put out a call on my Facebook page (link) asking for questions about shoulder related issues and I got a lot of really great questions. I can only answer these questions with the limited knowledge and training that I have and thus these are by no means definitive answers, but they might help to guide your thinking. If I can point you in the direction for more information, I certainly will. I answered the first question in my last post (link) as it was about that topic (scapular movement)

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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 shoulder. This time we’ll go over what the full range of motion is and how we get it. This is where things get interesting. Most anatomists talk about muscles and the bones they attach to, and th

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Is Your Rotator Cuff in an Abusive Relationship?

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 Fossa, hence Gleno-Humeral. But what makes up the socket? I remember first learning about the shoulder and not really having a clear idea of what constituted the entire joint. If you think of a Barb

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