Episode 008 – Rotation

Episode 008Rotation, Rotation, Rotation! I’ll give you one guess what this episode focuses on! Yep … ROTATION and ‘rotational centers’, what they are, where they are, why they are important for movement, and how to implement more rotations into your movement practice.

What You Will Learn In This Episode

If your asking yourself, when is rotation necessary? The answer is ALWAYS, reaching behind to get something out of the back of the car, golf, tennis, swimming, running, walking …. There is basically no task we do in daily life that does not have some element of rotation in it!

Rotational Centers

There are however areas of the body, we call them centres of rotation, which rotate a lot! These include … and heads up here the anatomy gets a bit involved.

  • OC1
  • Thorax – yes many people still think of the thorax as being stiff and immobile, but Dr LJ Lee’s work in thorax busts this myth!)
  • Pelvis
  • Hips / femoral heads
  • Subtalar joint

Slings / Lines – Tom Myers and Anatomy Trains 

The Lateral Line

Peroneal muscles > ITB > TFL/Glute max > External/Internal Oblique & deep QL > Internal/External intercostals > Splenius cervicis/iliocostalis cervis/SCM/Scalenes

The Spiral Line

Splenius Capitis > Rhomboids (opposite side to splenius capitis) > serratus anterior > External/internal oblique > TFL (opposite side of obliques) > ITB > Anterior tibialis > Peroneus longus > biceps femoris >sacrotuberous ligament > sacral fascia > erector spinae

Thank you for listening to episode 008 of the Move Beautiful Podcast, I loved bringing all these insights and valuable pieces of information to you and I hope you have found them as valuable as I have and are now breathing easy!

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About the author: Lana Johnson

Lana, a Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor with 20 years’ experience in the dance and movement world, is driven by the overwhelming desire to help empower individuals to change their total health through efficient movement. She graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and went on to gain her Diploma in Professional Pilates in Studio/Rehab with Polestar Pilates and has since studied and now practices the ConnectTherapy (previously known as the Integrated Systems Model) assisting LJ Lee on her Thoracic and Pelvis courses.

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