Category Archives: Power and propulsion

The Q Angle

The Q Angle

The Q-angle

shapeimage_1-23The knee to is considered a power and propulsion joint and is easily injured as it is on the receiving end of the force of movement.    The Knee is a hinge  joint only moving in one plane and represents our ability to progress thru our likes and dislikes as we move thru the world as well as our feelings toward progress.  Our knees allow us to dance, to move, to run and to stand straight.

Connected with pride, ego, grace surrender as well as humility, the knees are our shock absorbers, they take the strain of the weight of the body above as well as the ups and downs below.  They are a major weight carrier and if the weight we carry is to great, be it physical or emotional, they show strain. Read the rest of this entry

Greater Stability

Greater Stability

shapeimage_1-24The ankles and knees are considered power and propulsion joints and are easily injured as they are on the receiving end of the force of movement.  They represent the flow and motion of life, whether it be full of grace, a bit spastic or maybe even disjointed.

The ankles allow you to stand upright and walk.  They reflect the support you depend on not just from others but also from your inner guide, (beliefs and convictions).  When challenged, doubted or questioned, you may fall if your internal guide, or sense of being is weak. Read the rest of this entry

Knee-lock or Screw-home

Knee-lock or Screw-home

shapeimage_1-29If we are working to maintain full ROM in the joints, then why not lock out the knee?

First it is important to recognize that there are movements that may be contraindicated do to a structural complication but for those with healthy joints avoiding the movement could actually increase the risk of injury.  Two such injuries are Lack of Vastus Medialis Involvement and weakness leading to patella tracking problems, which I was having problems with.  Since I began Locking out my knees in my practice, knee pain and patella tracking problems are resolved which has let me to look deeper into the notion that locking out th e knee is bad especially considering that the normal ROM of a  knee is full flexion to full extension, pain free. Read the rest of this entry