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Building Bullet-proof Knees
Knee pain can be one of the most debilitating experiences that you go through. Whether it be through a traumatic injury that brings it on, or a niggling pain that shows up uninvited, knee pain can take a toll on an individual both physically and mentally.
When we look at knee pain, it’s important to take a thorough history and assessment so that we can determine the necessary approach to treatment and rehabilitation. Once we have established a diagnosis, we can start to build a plan moving forward.
THE ‘IDEAL SITTING POSTURE’ CONCEPT REFRAMED
Prolonged poor sitting posture is one the most common findings in the office and university setting today. As workers and students dive deep into their work, they tend to find themselves adopting a hunched over “banana-like” posture for a considerable portion of their day. As many of us know and have likely experienced before (myself included), this eventually leads to aches and pains in the neck, upper back and shoulders.
iT’S ALL ABOUT THE HIPS
Do you suffer from tight hips, lower back pain or knee pain?
The hip is the big conversion. The majority of individuals put their hips in one position for way too long and that’s why our hips aren’t doing what hips are supposed to be doing.
If the biggest joint in our body is not doing its job properly (and out of service) then all the other little (and big) surrounding parts are getting overworked because they’re not only needing to do their job but the job of the biggest engine in our body. This is mostly why our lower backs, knees, and ankles play up.
I get pain here
By far one of the most common complaints I hear as a Remedial Massage Therapist is deep, dull pain located between the medial border of your shoulder blade and spine, and after a little overview of the muscular system it’s easy to identify the rhomboids as the dysfunctional muscles.
You may get temporary relief from stretching or releasing a few trigger points in the rhomboids with a lacrosse ball, but that’s all it is – temporary. In order for longevity, it’s best to take a holistic approach to this symptom.
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4 TIPS TO ALLEVIATE
Humans of today’s society rely heavily on technology to communicate and keep up to date with the busy outside world. This reliance has created some unhealthy habits, which given the ever growing presence of technology, require some serious intervention!
All Things Shin Splints
Medial tibial stress syndrome, more commonly known as shin splints can be described as the dull and nagging ache that is located along the inner shin and often comes with slight swelling.
Although shin splints are not too serious to begin with, treatment is recommended as soon as pain occurs, as the injury could progress to a stress fracture if you prolong treatment or continue normal participation in running sports.
A Breakdown of ‘The Perfect Squat’
The Squat is a fundamental movement pattern to life, whether you are an athlete trying to squat 300kg or an elderly person trying to get out of your chair. For athletes, it’s a great exercise, if not one of the best to increase your explosive hip power and overall strength.