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A Look at Headaches and Muscular Tension.

The two most common types of headaches are tension headaches and migraines, with tension headaches being the most common. It’s safe to say that most of us have experienced a tension headache, while about 10% of people get migraines. We … Continue reading

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Know your Muscles Series – Levator Scapulae.

The name, Levator Scapulae, says it all:  Levare – to lift, and Scapulae – shoulder blades. These are Latin terms. The two muscles originate from C1 to C4, which are the first four vertebrae counting from the base of your … Continue reading

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A look at two muscles that move your shoulder blade.

The rhomboids and serratus anterior. Muscles can only contract. They, therefore, need an antagonist to restore a joint to its original position. With that in mind, let’s look at two muscles that impact your shoulder blades, your rhomboids and your … Continue reading

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The Suboccipitals – Don’t underestimate their importance.

The Suboccipitals are some of the most interesting muscles that you possess. This will give you an idea as to where they are placed: This is a deep layer group of muscles that lie underneath the trapezius insertions. Their purpose … Continue reading

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To Ice or not to Ice?

Should you use ice at all? For years, we have been taught to put ice on inflamed areas. I bought into that, however, I have had a rethink and believe that it is a mistake. One of the ironies regarding ice … Continue reading

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Sometimes your shoulders hurt because of your neck.

A look at the SCM (Sternocleidomastoid) muscle. Everything in the body is connected.When people are in pain, the key  is to not think locally, but to think globally. We live in a world where a slowdown in China reverberates economically … Continue reading

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The damage you do when you sit too much.

I wrote a blog called Sitting is the New Smoking a while ago. I want to add to some of those thoughts with this blog. The reason for my interest in this subject is that I deal with many athletes … Continue reading

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain.

Ever had pain in the Sacroiliac Joint area? Read on for a bit on info on this joint.  The sacroiliac joint or SIJ forms the interface for where the sacrum and pelvis meet. Pain from this joint can show up … Continue reading

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Happy & Healthy Hips.

It’s all in the Hips. Elvis knew it, and it’s time that we learn it too: it’s all in the hips.  If you take the body in ‘machine’ terms, you have 4 main sections, they are your: Head  – computer. … Continue reading

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The Mighty Psoas.

Your psoas muscle plays an incredibly important role. It is a hidden muscle tucked behind your abdomen and so it is a bit more difficult to envisage than other muscles that you can see and palpate. There are a number … Continue reading

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