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Self-treatment - (Massage Balls, Trigger Point Therapy) - Myofascial Release

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…

Basic Running Injury Preventive Measures

Well, it is that time of the year again, and the first British Airways Run Gatwick Half Marathon is fast approaching, all 13.1 Miles of it. Hopefully, the weather will be better than for this year's (2018) Sage Reading Half Marathon, fingers crossed. The last thing that anybody wants during preparation for, or while attempting a Half, Full, or Ultra Marathon is the “stress” of a running-related injury. Many of the principles of injury prevention covered in this article equally apply to other sports and activities too. In the case of running such, injuries can occur for a whole range of reasons including:-
OvertrainingPrevious unresolved injuries, affecting joints, tissues and structures within the kinetic chainInadequate warm up or cool downFailure to adequately stretch tissuesLack of hydrationOther medical conditionsAccidentsPoor techniqueIllness and more… Tissue Adaption and Injuries
That said there are things that one can do to help prevent an injury and understanding a little abo…