Biomechanics of Abdominals and Back Muscles

by Sharon Cheng |   Date Released : 15 Feb 2001
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Sharon Cheng

About the author: Sharon Cheng

Sharon Cheng, MBA, MSPT, has been a part of the fitness industry for over 15 years. She completed her Master's of Science degree in physical therapy with Texas Woman’s University in Dallas, Texas in 1992. A licensed physical therapist, Sharon is currently the Senior Director of Rehabilitation and Fitness Services for All Saints Health System in Ft. Worth, Texas. Sharon has contributed to several publications including “Musculoskeletal System: Structures and Functions in Fitness Theory and Practice and “Stretching into the 21st Century” and “Issues and AFAA Guidelines for the New Millennium” for American Fitness. Sharon is also one of the featured instructors in “RX EXERCISE: A Complete Workout for Better Living” TIMELIFE Medical Video Series. As an international presenter, Sharon offers practical workshops on various health-related topics for personal trainers, group fitness instructors, corporate staff and the general public. She lectures on topics such as using the Swiss ball, using foam rollers, spinal stabilization, office ergonomics, resistance training, flexibility, anatomy and kinesiology. Sharon’s specialty is translating scientific principles into everyday language. As the Technical Director for (fit´ness) by definition, Sharon monitors the evolving fitness industry to establish exercise standards and guidelines, which accurately reflect the needs of the population.

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Comments (2)

parasiliti, peter | 21 Aug 2012, 06:47 AM

This is ridiculously old and outdated information. Please read McGill.

Magedera, Carl | 16 Jan 2011, 11:41 AM

spelling disks for discs

and on the spinal extension pictures, there are two comments for the left photo, when one was intended for the right.

Great general educational article that all PTs should read, and use for potential further study into more specialised areas.

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