Understanding Joints

Understanding Joints A joint (articulation) is a junction between two or more bones (or rigid parts) of the skeleton. (Babies have cartilaginous tissue until ossification takes place later in life.)   Some joints have no movement, some have slight movement and some are freely moveable. Joint Classes Synovial JointsSynovial joints are the most common type of joint and provide free movement … Read More

Facilitated Stretching Techniques

PNF stretching is an extremely effective stretching technique for increasing range of motion (ROM). There are several techniques and all of them rely on stretching a muscle to its limit, thereby triggering the inverse myotatic reflex. (A protective reflex that calms the muscle to prevent injury.) During this technique(s) the brain basically sends a message to let the muscle telling … Read More

The Skeletal System

Axial Skeleton Cranium (8) The cranium has 8 bones and rest on the top of the vertebral column. The skull bones are grouped into two categories; cranial bones and facial bones. There are eight cranial bones. Frontal bone Parietal bones (2) Temporal bones (2) Occipital bone Sphenoid bone Ethmoid bone There are fourteen facial bones; Nasal bones (2) Maxillae (maxillas) … Read More

Hamilton Escarpment Stairs

There are 5 sets of city built escarpment stairs in Hamilton. They are all high traffic areas which serve different purposes, from commuting to and from work to exercising. This is a general overview of each set of stairs. Chedoke Stairs LocationAt the top of the escarpment they are located at the foot of Upper Paradise. At the bottom of the … Read More