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Self-Massage Foam Rollers - Myofascial Release, the right way
Self-Massage Foam Rollers - Myofascial Release, the right way.
Self-myofascial release techniques have become increasingly popular over the years, with many people posting videos on social media about how to perform such methods. Myofascial Foam Rolling is a particularly good example of such a trend and one that has gained popularity on the social media scene. However, virtually anybody can post a video on how to perform a technique regardless of actual training or knowledge base. Having an understanding of the basis of the method or the underpinnings of relevant anatomy and physiology is more than helpful. Although foam-rolling can be quite useful as part of a general maintenance routine, it cannot replace an experienced therapist. Equally, there are times when foam-rolling may be contraindicated and make symptoms worse. A qualified and experienced myofascial release therapist should know when to or when to apply a specific technique. The full article on Self-Massage Foam Rollers - Myofascial Release, discusses the origins of the technique, common mistakes, limitations, relevance of biotensegrity and more.
Article written by Dr Terry Davis MChiro, DC, BSc (Hons), Adv. Dip. Rem. Massag., Cert. WHS.
The Corporate Wellness, Musculoskeletal and Chiropractic Specialists
Self-treatment, Myofascial Release techniques with Massage Balls, Trigger Point Therapy. Another popular type of self-myofascial release technique is Trigger Point Therapy (TPT). However, like foam roller myofascial release techniques, there are several common misconceptions with Trigger Point Therapy. Many of these misconceptions relate to knowing when to apply the method, when not too, and how too. Self trigger point therapy can be reasonably effective, particularly when used in conjunction with other techniques and as part of a general maintenance routine. As with other forms of self-treatment, trigger point therapy has limitations, in part due to how one has to apply the technique in a self-treatment context. Many self-treatment methods result in changes to Biotensegrity, which tends to impact how effectively techniques can be applied. The full Self Trigger Point Therapy (TPT) and Massage Ball article goes into far more detail. Article written by Dr Terry Davis MChiro, DC, BSc (Hon…
Plantar Fasciopathy (Plantar Fasciitis) is one of the most common sources of heel pain and can often prove debilitating for many patients once symptoms become chronic. The condition tends to affect middle-aged people, though can easily impact younger and extremely active people, people who spend a lot of time on their feet and people carrying heavy loads. Heavy loads may be due to obesity or can be related to an aspect of work, such as in the military and emergency services. Pain is usually felt on the underside of the foot and near heel area and is commonly sharp and stabbing in nature. As with many conditions with an inflammatory component, symptoms tend to appear worse first thing in the morning or after rest. Typically, the pain seems to improve with walking once one has pushed through the pain. However, symptoms then return and can prove worse after a rest period. One can see the Plantar Fascia area highlighted with a “greenish tint” in the following diagram.
Ankle injuries can undoubtedly be one of the most problematic injuries a runner can get, though such injuries affect a lot of other people too. The simple reason being is that the foot has a significant impact on the “kinetic chain” and everything above the foot/ankle. The foot and ankle are also load bearing joint complexes, with loads increasing with certain types of activity (jumping, fast changes in direction, carrying heavy equipment). Furthermore, ankle injuries affect a wide variety of tissues within the injury area including fascia, ligaments, tendons, muscles. The most severe cases can also lead to joint dislocations and bone breakages Unresolved Ankle injuries can frequently lead to other injuries/conditions such as Plantar Fasciopathy, Achilles Tendinopathy, Shin Splints, Knee, Hip and back problems. Again, this is in part due to the “Kinetic Chain”, and the impact on unresolved ankle injury has on other joints structures and tissues. The author knows much of this all to we…