Dry Needling | Effective Or Not?

Dry Needling | Effective Or Not?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

People want to know if dry needling – a spooky-looking procedure – is worth a try. And whether they can rely on it for the alleviation of pain. Well, there’s a decent amount of evidence available by now that corroborates the efficacy of dry needling in the procedures that use them. BUT. There’s also evidence that it doesn’t REALLY work. Well, today, I am going to bust the myth for you. And rather than looking into the studies that are positive for dry needling’s efficacy, I will be challenging the ones that aren’t. Read more

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Dry Needling | Management of Musculoskeletal Pain

Dry Needling | Management of Musculoskeletal Pain

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dry needling has been deemed as safe and effective for relieving the body from musculoskeletal pain. The procedure involves using very thin filament needs and advancing them at the dysfunctional tissue. If the trigger points in the area are targeted and eliminated, then it could lead to reduced tension and improved blood flow. Most importantly, it helps reduce the pain pressure threshold and other chemical activity that’s related to pain. Read more

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Lower Back Massage | How Massage Can Treat Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Massage | How Massage Can Treat Lower Back Pain

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

While most people are well acquainted with the upsides of general massage, not many know how the lower-limb massage could do wonders for their body. The physical benefits of certain types of massage disciplines have shown to help people on a psychologically level with the production of endorphins. This is extremely beneficial for people who suffer from both chronic & acute lower back pain.  Read more

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Dry Needling | For The Calves & Hamstrings

Dry Needling | For The Calves & Hamstrings

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Dry needling has recently emerged as a vital treatment for muscle pain and has been used parallel to other treatments for muscle impairment. This queasy-to-look-at treatment is tried and tested to alleviate pain but has also been linked with improving soft tissue mobility. While there are numerous studies that corroborate the super benefits of dry needling, there’s one that particularly looks into the effect of dry needling on hamstring flexibility and knee pain. The results showed significant improvement in the hamstring flexibility for the majority of participants. Read more

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Massage Therapy | Upper Body Massage Techniques

Massage Therapy | Upper Body Massage Techniques

Thursday, August 17, 2017

For all the athletes out there who have to use their arms/shoulders a lot during the game, soared deltoids, biceps, and triceps are a normality. Nearly every sport requires the use of arms even if it’s minimal, but sports like rugby, baseball, basketball, etc. especially require you to have stronger upper limbs. Read more

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Effleurage | Massage Therapy Techniques

Effleurage | Massage Therapy Techniques

Friday, May 26, 2017

Effleurage is a basic yet a very effective and ecstatic massage movement that used to treat sport injuries. This holistic approach to massaging the exhausted muscles is simply the best possible way for you to release the strain in your muscles. Effleurage is effective for every body part that you can normally massage. Read more

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Myofascial Slings | What Are Myofascial Slings & Why Do They Matter?

Myofascial Slings | What Are Myofascial Slings & Why Do They Matter?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The dynamic movement of our body results from superficial muscle activity resulting from different deep muscles cooperating with each other. Myofascial slings are also known as anatomy slings and have been linked very closely to superficial muscle activity. The term, anatomy slings, was first mentioned by Vleeming, while the term myofascial was described as a set of structures within a sling. To make it clear, anatomy slings aren’t just one type of tissues, they involve fascia, muscles, and ligaments that are interconnected with other and provide stability and mobility to the body. For this exact reason, it’s important to understand how fascia is connected with each other and helps the body to function. Read more

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Dry Needling | What Is It & What You Should Know

Dry Needling | What Is It & What You Should Know

Monday, May 08, 2017

Just the sight of a pack of needles could give some people nightmares. But guess what? Dry needling uses special needles that have a very small diameter so the pricking doesn’t hurt, like not at all when done by professional physiotherapists. Read more

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