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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  

Sports and exercise

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  

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  

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 findings: fibromyalgia caused by trigger points and successfully treated by trigger point therapy- public

Fibromyalgia is usually thought of as a condition with an unknown cause, with treatments directed at the symptoms. However, research... 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  

Traditional home massage found to be far superior to anti-inflammatory drugs for chronic upper back pain

Although anti-inflammatory drugs are heavily advertised and routinely prescribed for pain syndromes a recent clinical trial found them to... Read Article  

Traditional home massage found to be far superior to anti-inflammatory drugs for chronic upper back pain- public

Although anti-inflammatory drugs are heavily advertised and routinely prescribed for pain syndromes a recent clinical trial found them to... Read Article  

Why a sports person’s timing may be “out”, or be out of form

Most sports rely on some sort of muscular coordination and timing. Typically the brain receives some sort of stimulus or information. ... Read Article  

Why “tennis elbows” tend to not get better, and what you can do about it.

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

Latent (pain free) trigger points shown to cause rapid fatigue with pain-and underlie many other issues

A trial published in the journal Pain Medicine 2011 found that muscles containing latent (pain free) trigger points fatigued quickly and... Read Article  

Summary of research on the effect of vibration massage on muscle length and joint range of motion, with practical applications

In this article we will briefly review some research findings in relation to the affects of vibration massage on allowing muscles to... Read Article  

The use of foam rollers in sports

Professional massage therapy is used extensively by professional sports clubs and athletes. Seeing these benefits but not able to afford... Read Article  

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