Why the rotator cuff muscles are so much more than rotators

Rotator cuff injuries are extremely common. While the average prevalence of rotator cuff tears in the general population is around 20%, as we age this increases to over 40% by the time we reach 70. Exercise rehabilitation programs for rotator cuff tears almost always include theraband rotation exercises, but when we look at the purpose of the rotator cuff muscles in the body, we realize that…

Why the answer should be “it depends”

When most people ask a question they are seeking a black and white answer. Nothing can be more frustrating to hear than those words “well it depends”, however they are extremely valuable words to hear and understand. Let’s explore why. As curious humans we want the definitive answer to our problems. This applies to most…

Stand up straight to feel great

We have previously explored the impact of posture of many of the body’s systems throughout our blogs. What we haven’t discussed yet is the effect of posture on mood and it’s implications. Impact on energy levels and mood The impacts of posture on mood have been explored throughout various studies. One study published in 2009…