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Showing posts from April, 2018

Self-Myofascial Release - Massage Ball - SMR tools

Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) - Massage Balls and SMR tools Although many companies are advertising and selling various self-myofascial release products, there are limits to the usefulness of such products in a self-treatment context. Equally, if the wrong product or techniques is applied in the wrong context then one can actually make symptoms far worse. The article about self-myofascial release using massage balls and trigger point therapy explains some of the limitations of such methods in a self-treatment context. Unfortunately, anybody can design, sell or produce videos about such self-treatment products and with zero to some knowledge of the actual therapy techniques such products are trying to replicate.  Article written by Terry Davis MChiro,  BSc (Hons),  Adv. Dip. Rem. Massag.,  Cert. WHS. As of December 31st 2020, the author chose to leave the Chiropractic profession and pursue studies within the Physiotherapy field. He no longer works as a  McTimoney Chiropractor  a

Basic Running Injury Preventive Measures

Basic Running Injury Prevention Measures Besides unforeseen mishaps in life, many injuries are preventable in a wide range of non-contact sports. Many of the principles in the full Basic Running / Sports Injury Preventative Measures article equally apply to other sports, general exercise and rehabilitation after an injury. It is also important to realise that there are times where we all may need some outside professional help too. Even top-level athletes who have every aspect of their training monitored carefully, regularly get external help. However, there is still a great deal we can do ourselves in terms of self-maintenance and injury prevention risk management. The full article  Basic Running / Sports Injury Preventative Measures - a Myotherapy perspective   goes into more detail on simple measures that we can all take to help avoid some unnecessary injuries.  Article written by Terry Davis MChiro,  BSc (Hons),  Adv. Dip. Rem. Massag.,  Cert. WHS. As of December 31st