Hip Pain Relief Piriformis SI joint Yoga Tune Up
lastly you need to use your Yoga Tune Up Balls to target powerful muscle call the piriformis. the the piriformis is a major muscle in yourbuttocks. that helps to rotate your thigh bone outwards. The muscle starts right about at your SI joint that's called the sacroiliac joint.
You can find it by looking for the dimples in your sacrum There's a little dimple here on the inner edgeof each buttock. so you take your balls and place it right thereon that dimple and then slowly start to shimmy you hips along the muscle from side to side.
the muscle the piriformis overlies the sciatic nerve and often when people have sciatic nerve painit's because the piriformis is so tight now because you're shimmying and your buttocksdo have some amount of size to them from time to time you're gonna have to resetthe balls because your buttocks are going to be pushing the balls out of the way and one more thing to do to get deeper intothat piriformis is to drop one knee the at a time as you shimmy
and he will definitely need to reset yourballs but oh my goodness this is so incredible What a massage, right into that piriformis.
The Truth About Tennis Elbow WHAT REALLY CAUSES IT
What's up guysé Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.COM. Today we're going to talk all about TennisElbow, and really, what the hell's causing it in the first place because a lot of youout there who deal with this common, very common orthopedic issue, aren't playingany tennis at all, but you've been really having a hard time getting rid of it. Well we have to, as we always say here, startlooking somewhere other than where it hurts. If you really want to get to the root causeof what's going on with whatever orthopedic issue you're dealing with,
whatever issue is preventing you from gettingyour best workouts in, or competing, you have to start looking at the place that's not hurting. At least start looking above and below whereit's hurting. So let me explain a little bit. When we're talking about Tennis Elbow, weknow that it's this spot right here on the outside of the forearm that's killing us. But, does it mean that that's the causeé No,we know, already we know that 99 percent of the time, when something's hurting, it's a breakdown of one of the supportingareas or joints that's causing this one to
start bearing all the brunt . And especially when the joint in questionhere is one of those more stable and immobile joints, and that's exactly what you're dealingwith here in the elbow. All it likes to do here is hinge up and down.That should remind you of something else. The knee. The knee, we've talked about before in othertutorials, how the knee deals with all of the inabilities of the hip and the ankle to dotheir own job. When the ankle breaks down, or the mobilityof the ankle is either too much or too little,
it sends stress up through the knee. When the hip is either too tight or too weak,it sends stress down towards the knee. The same thing happens here in the elbow. So before you start thinking, 'Oh I've gotto sit here and rub the outside of my elbow because my therapist told me to do that,'or 'I've got to really strengthen the outsideof my forearms by doing a lot of wrist extensions, right, you know, wrist extensions with dumbbells,because I have weak forearm extensors.' That's probably going to cause you to haveeven more pain. And I can tell you this, it's
not going to fix your problem. So, we've got to start thinking a little bitdifferently. If you look at your forearm, a lot of times guys the weakness is not onthis side of the forearm that everyone tells you it is. It's actually a weakness on this side of theforearm, completely counter to what you've been told. So, here's how that all that out. If yourforearm flexors are weak, and let's go back to tennis because it's going to be an easyway for us to describe its function,
if you're playing tennis and you have to serve,right, you know that a lot of wrist flexion, powerful wrist flexion will come in as theracket comes down to execute that serve. Guess what happens if you don't have enoughpower to execute that flexioné You have to, you have to create it. And you create that by preloading the wristflexors, by putting them on stretch very much the same way that if we want to jump high,we don't start from here. We have to preload the quads and glutes byleaning, you know, by squatting down to jump. Well, the same thing will happen here, but
KT Tape Low Back
Hi, I'm Chris Harper and with me is Melissa and we are demonstrating an applicationfor a low back pain. Low back pain can be located across the low back or just above thepelvis and today we've placed or red dot just to demonstrate where that pain may be. Ok, and low back pain
can be caused by hip misalignmentsitting or standing for excessive periods of time uh. inflammation from overuse oractivity uh. or bluntforce trauma to the lowerpart of the back. How KT Tape helps treat thiscondition is it relieves pressure, provides somesupport and may increase circulation to the area. For this application we need to have theskin on stretch, so the position for this
is the flex forward as much as is comfortable before we apply the tape. So for our first piece we're going totake a full strip. We're going to twist and tear the paper backing and peeling that back being very carefulnot to touch the adhesive. We're also going to stretch the tape by placing our thumbs across the tape andapplying even pressure
verses pressure like this which may cause someuneven pressure through the tape. So thumbs flat on the tape and we're going to apply this with eightypercent stretch. So what that is, if this is a hundredpercent stretch we're just going to back that off a little bit and apply that right over the area ofpain. We're going to pinch that off and as weremove the last bit of paper
we're going to leave the ends of the tape withabsolutely zero stretch on that as we lay those down. We're doing the same thing on this oppositeside, just laying that piece down. And you give a little bit of a rub. For our second piece we're going to tear secondfull strip and just like the first one we're going totwist and tear that paper backing again being very careful not to touchthe adhesive.
Apply even pressure on that stretch withour thumbs going just below that first piece were going to apply eighty percent. Sofull stretch backing that off just a little bit and laying that down. Again it's important just to lay the endof the tape with absolutely zero stretch. Again, same thing on the opposite side, opposite end of the tape is laying that down