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.
The author possesses an unusual background for a Chiropractor (McTimoney). His education, training and practical experience span over two decades and relate to both physical and mental aspects of health. He has also needed to push his own body and mind to the limits of physical and psychological endurance as part of his time serving in Britain’s elite military forces. His education includes a bachelor of science degree in Business Management, with a specialisation in psychology and mental health in the workplace, an Integrated Masters in Chiropractic, MChiro and a multitude of soft-tissue therapy qualifications. His soft tissue qualifications range from certificate level right through to a BTEC Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy. Terry also has extensive experience in security, work, health and safety and holds relevant certifications. He has also taught at Advanced Diploma level (Myotherapy / Musculoskeletal Therapy) in Australia, both theoretical and practical aspects including advanced Myofascial Release Techniques and has certification in training and assessment. Terry’s combination of knowledge through, education, training, his elite military experience and personal injury history have paid dividends for the patients he sees and has treated. Terry is still extremely active and enjoys distance running, kayaking, mountain biking and endurance-type activities.