Author: Tom Feeney DC
I have treated the public and professional athletes for 19 years, using soft tissue work, Chiropractic, and prescribing the latest research based rehabilitation. I teach workshops in the North East of England to health professionals.

Deep Buttock Pain: Causes and Treatment

For more muscle therapy articles, fitness and rehab news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. It can be difficult to determine the cause and to treat deep gluteal pain.  The piriformis muscle is often suspected, but rarely the source of the

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“Trochanteric Bursitis” is often Gluteal Enthesopathy

For more fitness, rehab, and wellness news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Patient guide to Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome My approach has evolved in how to treat and prescribe exercises to patients with lateral hip pain or greater trochanteric pain syndrome

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Exercises to prevent a hamstring re-injury

For more fitness, rehab, and wellness news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. After a hamstring injury, what is the best way to judge if an athlete is ready to return to play? Researchers have found that after the pain of

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Buttock pain: Obturator Internus

For more fitness, rehab, and wellness news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. The Obturator Internus (OI) is a deep gluteal muscle, which can cause pain that is often confused with hamstring pain.  For pain either side of the ischial tuberosity

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Best Glute Medius Exercises for Runners.

For more fitness, rehab, and wellness news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Glute medius weakness lower back pain link: Two recent studies 1 2 found a weak gluteus medius was linked to lower back pain!  This study found – Active Release Techniques (ART) soft tissue therapy of

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Guru$

I was talking with a pal who devotes a lot of her life to training others. I asked her how we would make any money out of a plan we were hatching. Her reply, “Oh there isn’t much money in

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Hamstring Injury Myofascial Release

Soft tissue therapy and Nordic Hamstring Curls! For almost twenty years, I’ve worked with professional athletes who make a living by running really fast. In this article, I will detail the approach used to help them get speed and strength

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Breaking the cycle of recurrent muscle injury

Every sports fan gets frustrated by that player on his/her favorite team who gets soft tissue injuries again and again. The cycle goes like this: muscle or tendon injury, rehab, comes back and lasts a few games, and then back to

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Increase Ankle Dorsiflexion with Myofascial Release

For more fitness, rehab, and wellness news, follow on Facebook and Twitter. 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

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Obturator Internus, Quadratus Femoris and Bursae.

For more fitness, rehab, and wellness news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Therapist guide: Obturator Internus (OI) and Quadratus Femoris (QF) treatment, rehab exercises and more. Patients with deep gluteal pain near the ischial tuberosity are often told they have

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Gluteal Enthesopathy Treatment

Follow us Manual Therapy UK   Twitter Gluteal Tendinopathy and Enthesopathy Treatment If you are reading this you probably have been diagnosed with a gluteal tendinopathy or enthesopathy (the attachment site of the tendon to the bone).  I hope this post helps

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Mobility Work Do’s and Don’ts

For more fitness, rehab, and wellness news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Evidence Chris Beardsley, the author of the Strength and Conditioning Research Review, gave this summary of the evidence: “Immediately after foam rolling, flexibility increases for about 10 minutes, but

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Tennis Elbow Treatment UK

For more fitness, rehab, and wellness news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. A Patient Guide to Lateral Epicondylalgia (LE) aka Tennis Elbow. Research shows Myofascial Release is better than standard therapies. Exercises help- try isometric (no movement) and eccentric (negatives)

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Hip Bursitis Treatment UK

Health care providers who use therapy and prescribe exercise, like Manual Therapy UK for more original content, and information on my workshops! Patient guide: Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS). aka “Hip Bursitis”, but it is often a glute tendon issue. Specific therapy and exercises

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Hamstring Therapy

Hamstring flexibility research Kage, Vijay.  Immediate effect of ART versus Mulligan bent lag raise in subjects with hamstring tightness: RCT.  Int J Physiother Res 201, Vol 2(1):301-04 A single session of ART is better as compared to MBLR technique to

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