Category Archives: Trigger Points & Massage

The Center of Movement – Thoracolumbar Fascia.

You have a sheath of fascia in the small of your back. It’s called the thoracolumbar fascia and it is the center of movement.

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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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A look at your Soleus Muscle.

I think of the soleus as the unsung hero of the calf complex. If a bodybuilder shows off his/her calves, they will try to get into a position where the gastrocnemius muscles are shown off. The gastrocs are the bulgy … 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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Trigger Points, Acupuncture and Acupressure.

A look at the differences between Trigger Points, Acupuncture and Acupressure. The video looks at the role of dry needling within the context of trigger points, acupuncture and acupressure. The two links that detail the parallels between acupuncture and ‘western’ … Continue reading

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The Notorious Sartorius Muscle – Know your Muscles series.

The Sartorius muscle is the longest muscle in the body. It’s also one of the most interesting. This article serves two purposes. Firstly – to give you a better understanding of your body. Secondly – for people experiencing pain in … Continue reading

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Calf Injuries – a look at factors that can contribute to them.

This is a 6-minute video that looks at Calf injuries. The human body is complex and injuries often need to be looked at from various angles. It’s pointless to guess, you need to access. Have a look at our Runner’s Leg Assessment and … Continue reading

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3 Habits that can contribute to ITB injuries.

This video includes three habits that can contribute to ITB injuries. I look at 3 postural habits that you can fall into while Sitting, Standing & Sleeping. The video takes less than 3 minutes to watch. You can read more … 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 Fibularis and Tibialis Posterior Muscles: The more you Know the better.

The human body is an incredible machine. Every system is integrated, and each muscle interacts to bring both movement and balance to the rest. With that in mind, I want to look at two muscles, tibialis posterior and fibularis. We … Continue reading

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