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Can massage help anxiety

Many clinical trials have shown that massage reduces anxiety, along with a range of other symptoms such as pain, depression and high... Read Article  

Trigger point basics

A plain language easy to understand guide to arguably the most common cause of musculoskeletal pain such as back, neck and shoulder pain. Read Article  

Video: why we built our massagers

This video tells of how we were frustrated because average patients could not afford proper comprehensive musculoskeletal care. They... Read Article  

Video: the diagnosis of fibromyalgia simplified

If any other profession did this it would be considered a major fraud Read Article  

Functional rehabilitation

As practitioners we are continually dealing with dysfunctional musculoskeletal systems. Typically dysfunction develops and is perpetuated... Read Article  

Trigger point treatment: deactivation or elimination

Trigger points are a common cause of conditions such as back neck and shoulder pain. Common trigger point treatments merely deactivate... Read Article  

How to reduce post exercise soreness

If you exercise or play sports seriously you’ll experience muscle soreness the next day. In this article we share with you a simple thing... Read Article  

Adding manual therapies directed at improving function produces far superior results- General

Although exercise alone is often prescribed for the rehabilitation of injuries and pain syndromes a study published in the Journal of... Read Article  

Exercises shown to not correct abnormal muscle activation patterns- public

Most movements require the co-ordinated contraction and relaxation of numerous muscles. The neurological control of this is known as a... Read Article  

Good news for shoulder pain sufferers

Research done in Melbourne Australia examined the shoulder muscles of adults with no pain. Although being pain free they found that... Read Article  

How “pain free” trigger points cause muscles and joints to malfunction: causing injury and long term damage

Latent (pain free) trigger points are the tender spots in tight muscle you don’t know you have until a masseur presses upon them causing... Read Article  

Latent (Pain Free) Trigger Points Alter Neurological Control of Shoulder Movement Causing Damage, Impingement and Injury

This article summarises the very important clinical implications of the research done by Dr Karen Lucas in Melbourne for her PhD Thesis.... Read Article  

Massage for health and wellness

If you do an internet search on “corporate massage” you will find a large number of companies that provide workplace massage services. ... Read Article  

Relief From Chronic Tension Type Headaches- public

The most common type of headache is the chronic tension type. The most common cause is said to be “trigger points” in the muscles of the... Read Article  

The relationship between latent (pain free) trigger points and depression

Latent (pain free) trigger points are those tender spots in tightened muscles that you do not know are there until a masseur presses upon... Read Article  

The relationship between latent trigger points and depression

A study published in the journal Clinical Rheumatology investigated the the prevalence of latent (pain free) myofascial trigger points... Read Article  

The sports and exercise guide to vibration massage

Most professional athletes and sports clubs make heavy use of massage type treatments. The ability to do self massage using a hand held... Read Article  

A practical approach to help demonstrate the cause and manage “tennis elbow” and similar conditions

Tennis elbow is described as an “overuse injury”. However, unlike injuries such cuts, bruises and broken bones which heal, they tend to... Read Article  

A practical approach to help demonstrate the cause and manage “tennis elbow” and similar conditions

In this research summary we will be sharing a simple practical test that helps show the cause, or at least a major contributing factor,... Read Article  

Adding manual therapies directed at improving function produces far superior results

A trial published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy compared the results of the treatment of shoulder impingement... Read Article  

Altered muscle activation patterns shown to cause hamstring injuries- a guide to correction

A study of sports people used surface electromyography (EMG) to compare the neurological control of those who had suffered hamstring... Read Article  

Exercises shown to not correct abnormal muscle activation patterns

Most movements require the co-ordinated contraction and relaxation of numerous muscles. The neurological control of this is known as a... Read Article  

Lower back pain suffers found to have poor sensorimotor control, remedied by local muscle vibration

Studies have shown that those suffering lower back pain have have inhibited sensory feedback and control. This lack of control is... Read Article  

Relief from Chronic Tension Type Headaches

The most common headache is said to be the chronic tension type. In a study of this type of headache 31 subjects were examined for... Read Article  

Research shows a common overlooked cause of rapid fatigue and pain, and an inexpensive solution

Research shows that most people have those tender spots in tight muscles that masseurs love to find, and that they cause rapid fatigue... Read Article  

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