Rotation, 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!
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.
- 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!)
- 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