Month: February 2015

Duncan Edwards -The CHEK Approach

Duncan Edwards is a CHEK Practitioner, personal trainer, lifestyle coach and co-owner of BodyGuards Gym in Jesmond, Newcastle. If you are looking for a trainer to just count your reps, Duncan is not your man. I have asked him to

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Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI)

Femoral Acetabular Impingement is also known as hip impingement. Symptoms Pain in the front of the hip, usually made worse by bringing the knee to the chest and rotating the thigh. Cause The ball-shaped head of the thigh bone does not

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Active Release Techniques (ART) Tennis Elbow

Health care providers who use therapy and exercise like Manual Therapy UK for more great original content, and information on my UK workshops! Patient Guide:  Lateral Epicondylalgia (LE) aka Tennis Elbow. Research shows Myofascial Release is better than standard therapies. Do

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When Good Form and Graded Exposure to Exercise Doesn’t Work

Graded exposure to exercise is a newish buzzword, being promoted as a named approach to exercise by therapists, many of whom are interested in pain science.  The idea behind graded exposure is to exercise up to a level which is enough for adaptation (of the tissues involved) to occur,

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How to get rid of plantar fasciitis!

Recent research on soft tissue treatments for plantar fasciitis (PF) has been good news to those looking for a solution. Health care providers who use therapy and exercise to help patients please like Manual Therapy UK for more great content! What

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Active Release Techniques for Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Pain

What to know about Plantar Fasciopathy (PF).: Seated stretches can help. Standing exercises with the toes extended are advised. Research shows soft tissue hands-on work like Myofascial Release and Active Release Techniques (ART) of the foot and calf is effective. Mobilizations

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Therapist Guide: Trochanteric Bursitis vs Gluteal Enthesopathy

Health care providers who use therapy and prescribe exercise, like Manual Therapy UK for more original content, and information on my workshops! Therapist’s guide to Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome My approach has evolved in how to treat and prescribe exercises to patients with

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Tension Headaches: Myodural Bridges and Myofascial Release.

Health care providers who use therapy and prescribe exercise, like Manual Therapy UK for more original content, and information on my workshops! If you feel like the muscles at the top of your neck are tight, but you can’t stretch them

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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Seminar on Plantar Fasciopathy May 14th at 6:30 in Newcastle upon Tyne! (Rotterdam date to be set soon.) This post is intended for health care providers. I have also written: Patient Guide to Plantar Fasciitis: Myofascial Release, Stretches and Exercises. Plantar fasciopathy (PF)

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Is it the plantaris or Achilles Tendonitis?

Achilles tendonitis can mimic plantaris tendinopathy! The plantaris muscle runs from the back of the outside of the knee to insert on the inside of the heel bone.  A recent study of 214 elite UK track athletes found 33 had plantaris injuries.

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Do Trigger Points Exist?

The research supporting the basis of “trigger point” therapy is very limited.  When “expert” trigger point therapists are tested to see if they agree on the location of trigger points, they don’t.   Here is some research on the topic:

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How to Improve Ankle Dorsiflexion

Shannon Turley, the Stanford University Strength Coach, was profiled in New York Times and Bleacher Report articles recently. When asked what N.F.L. scouts should focus on, he said, “ankle mobility, the ankle begins the chain of movement“.  Ankle mobility is often limited in athletes without the

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Does Bad Posture Cause Lower Back Pain? Kelly Starrett edition.

Should we unequivocally say bad posture causes lower back pain?  No Recently, two serious lifters asked me for my thoughts on Kelly Starrett’s book, Becoming a Supple Leopard.  They were both surprised that I had reservations about some of his

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Active Release Techniques (ART) Press Articles and Research

ART articles! Telegraph  The ART of Active Release Techniques for Injuries STACK  New Age of Golf Training is Creating Stronger and More Athletic Golfers Athletics Weekly  Performance Therapy for Greg Rutherford 220 Triathlon  ART- How is it different from sports

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Myofascial Release Research

For more fitness, rehab, and wellness news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Tennis Elbow Harneet, K.M Efficacy of ART in Tennis Elbow- A Randomized Control Trial.   Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Therapy;Jul-Sep 2012, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p126  “ART is

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