Author: Articles by Dr Graeme Blennerhassett

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What are misaligned vertebrae (subluxations)

If you have back pain and looking for treatment the information about “misaligned vertebrae”, “bones out of place” and “subluxations” can... Read Article  

Your complete guide to (myofascial) trigger points

Trigger points are those tender lumps in muscles that therapists find. This article covers what they are, what they do, and how they are... Read Article  

Massage and trigger point therapy for calf pain, with self help options

Muscular problems including trigger points have been shown to be a major cause of calf pain, with massage and trigger point therapy... Read Article  

Low back pain: chiropractic, physio, massage, exercise or drugs

There are many different treatments for back pain. Should you see a chiropractor, get a massage, exercise or take drugs? There’s a lot... Read Article  

Massage and trigger point therapy for shoulder pain, with self help options

Two of the best studies of shoulder pain found that (myofascial) trigger points in 17 different muscles contribute to shoulder pain... Read Article  

Self massage and trigger point therapy for tennis elbow

Tennis elbow is considered a difficult condition and too often does not respond to treatments, but this does not have to be. As I... Read Article  

How to treat DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

DOMS (Delayed onset muscle soreness) is soreness normally felt in muscles for a few days after strenuous exercise. According to... Read Article  

The real reason shoulder impingement keeps coming back

Most website will tell you that shoulder impingement is where tissues at the top of your shoulder get pinched, then give you a list of... Read Article  

Trigger point therapy for fibromyalgia: inc. self help advice

Trigger point therapy is not only good for fibromyalgia, scientists have found that trigger points are the main cause of fibromyalgia and... Read Article  

Do massage guns work ?

Vibration massage is an excellent therapy. However, too many massage guns fail to deliver this because: they use percussion which is less... Read Article  

How do you get fibromyalgia- and what you can do about it

Fibromyalgia is a sensitisation of the nervous system which causes pain to be amplified plus a host of other symptoms. While there are... Read Article  

How to use a hand held massager

Using a hand held massager is simple. You place the vibrating head on the muscle, making good contact, and allow the vibrations to... Read Article  

Does massage help fibromyalgia: with bonus self help advice

Clinical trials have shown that massage is effective in relieving fibromyalgia. Although some types of massage are better than others... Read Article  

What helps muscles recover faster

To help your muscles recover after sports or exercise you should make sure you warm up properly first, then make sure you get adequate... Read Article  

What is the best treatment for trigger points

The best trigger point therapy for you depends on your goals. If you are after pain relief clinical trials show that there is little to... Read Article  

Do foam rollers actually work: you'll be very surprised

Foam rollers have become a popular way to have practically unlimited self massage. They are inexpensive and can easily be carried to... Read Article  

The practical, science based guide to post exercise recovery

There are a lot of articles with shopping lists of things to do to help your muscles recover after exercise, but which are the most... Read Article  

Trigger point release explained

Trigger point release is a general term that describes procedures that relax tension and relieve pain in muscles that contain trigger... Read Article  

Can (myofascial) trigger points cause shoulder pain

(myofascial) trigger points are a very large cause of shoulder pain. They have been found to be extremely common in sufferers of... Read Article  

Should I get a massage gun or, or a vibration massager

You will find a well designed vibration massager easier to use, safer, and will do a much better job. This is because the scientific... Read Article  

Should I get a percussion massager, or a vibration massager

You will find a well designed vibration massager easier to use, safer, and will do a much better job. This is because the scientific... Read Article  

The benefits of percussion massage (massage guns) vs vibration massage

The terms percussion and vibration massage are often used interchangeably, but they are different and have different effects. In this... Read Article  

Does trigger point therapy hurt

There are a variety of trigger point therapies including manual therapies, needling and modalities such as laser. Reviews of large... Read Article  

Does trigger point therapy work

There are a variety of trigger point therapies including manual therapies, needling and modalities such as laser. Reviews of large... Read Article  

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