Research Information Articles
Thank you for the encouragement and feedback from our previous facts sheets. The consensus was that it is useful information. Many practitioners commented that they provided this information to patients, saying that many are seeking information and appreciate that their care is founded on research. This has motivated me to finish some more and put together a proper practitioner resource. You'll find linked below several facts sheets and articles you can read yourself or give to patients. Any feedback or suggestions will be most appreciated. It is very easy to update or add more.
Complete booklet of articles
Complete set of reseach based articles and information sheets.
This fact sheet covers research on the use of localised vibration massage to reduce post exercise soreness and speed recovery. This is excellent information for all your patients/clients who exercise or play sport.
This fact sheet covers reseach showing the use of vibration massage to relax/lengthen muscles and increase joint ROM. his has significan implication for rehabilitation and biomechanical correction.
We understand the vibration massage causes muscle to relax, and we speculate that a localised increase in blood flow will aid healing. However, scientists used a battery of tests and investigations to fund out what it really does. Their findings are pretty amazing.
For a long time people have seen the benefits professional sports people have gained from massage. People (including myself) have tried to make these benefits available to the wider public. This article discusses such attempts and summarises the research into their effectiveness.
This article discusses research which found that latent trigger points alter muscle activation patterns resulting in poorly coordinated movement and an increased risk of injury. The main purpose is to help introduce the following concepts with clear, easy to understand scientific logic. The first is biomechanical dysfunction and it's consequences. The second is that detectable and treatable pain free issues such as this can exist and cause long term damage.
We all know that when Mr or Mrs patient turns up with a chronic pain syndrome he or she will have a well entrenched collection of myofascial, articular and functional changes that need some quality care over time to address. On the other hand Mr and Mrs Patient undestand that they just hurt themself yesterday, and all it needs is a little tweek. In this article I've tried to put these changes into an easy to understand sequence with simple diagrams. Hopefully a reader will have a better understanding and some will be open to more approptiate care, which we can provide. Please let me know how this one works. I'm happy to improve it where needed, then eventually make it into an audiovisual which you will be free to use.