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Planes of the Body

Posted April 22nd, 2010 by Ian Constable No Comments

Body Planes We are 3-dimensional beings. We have height, width and depth. We move in all sorts of different ways and directions. To be able to explain and record these various movements and directions the body has to have a reference system that is accepted by all. These are described as planes. We have 3 [...]

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Lateral

Posted April 21st, 2010 by Ian Constable No Comments

Lateral The term lateral applies to that side of a limb that is furthest from the midline in the . It does not matter what position you move your arms to, this side of your limb is always called the lateral side. Think of this blue area of your arm or leg as being painted. [...]

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Medial

Posted April 21st, 2010 by Ian Constable No Comments

Medial The term medial applies to that side of a limb that is nearest the midline in the . It does not matter what position you move your arms to, this side of your limb is always called the medial side. Think of this green area of your arm or leg as being painted. No [...]

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Anatomical Position

Posted April 21st, 2010 by Ian Constable 1 Comment

This is the anatomical position. The anatomical position is the position from which all movements are described. Think of standing upright feet together and facing forwards, arms by your sides with your palms facing forwards. The red line is the midline. This is important for terms like medial – this applies to the side of [...]

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Function of the Achilles Heel Tendon

Posted April 21st, 2010 by Ian Constable 13 Comments

The function of the Achilles heel tendon is to transmit forces between the calf muscles and the foot and vice versa. These forces can apparently be up to 12.5 times bodyweight which explains why the tendon is the largest in the body – see  post. Something I learned only a few years ago came as [...]

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Achilles Tendon Repair with the Best Achilles Rehab Exercise

Posted April 16th, 2010 by Ian Constable 49 Comments

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Calf Exercises – Achilles Tendon Stretches

Posted April 13th, 2010 by Ian Constable 10 Comments

There are many types of calf exercises for stretching your calf muscles and Achilles tendon. If you are suffering from Achilles Tendinosis then you need to keep your Gastrocnemius and Soleus muscles stretched. The most effective way of lengthening a muscle is to use static stretching.

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Ruptured Achilles Tendon and Non-Surgical Treatment

Posted April 2nd, 2010 by Ian Constable 9 Comments

You have a Ruptured Achilles Tendon – What options do you have for treatment? There has been a debate in medicine lasting many decades about the benefits of surgery vs conservative treatment of a ruptured tendon. Initially the surgery required a large scar which posed risks of post-op infections. The alternative was plaster casting with [...]

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