What is the Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)? Part 1

Anatomy of the itb-syndrome

Anyone who regularly exercises, particularly runners, will often describe how their ITB (Ilio Tibial Band) is tight. For this reason, they will spend time at length “rolling out”, often enduring considerable pain, to "loosen up" the outer part of the thigh. And while you roll out in agony, the … [Read more...]

7 Best Tips for Purchasing Wearable Technology and Activity Trackers

7 Best Tips for Purchasing Wearable Technology and Activity Trackers

When I was ten years old in 1980, my parents received a pedometer as a gift from a friend. It was an interesting little device that looked like a fancy stopwatch of sorts. It was round and had a belt clip that you could fasten on your waist. When you shook it, it made a jiggling sound inside like … [Read more...]

Anatomy Train & the Missing Link: The Importance of Slings & Chains in Athletes

anatomy trains

The human body is made up of approximately 206 bones, 340 joints, 640 muscle and 900 ligaments. These are rather big numbers when you add them together, and this doesn't include the dense and complex neurological system that coordinates all these processes. None of these 2086 structural … [Read more...]