Endurance athletes, while being incredibly fit, are not necessarily very healthy. The demands placed on their bodies by intense and prolonged training regimes can leave them with high levels of inflammation – something that is linked to immunosuppression and potentially an increased risk of cancer. This article describes how massage can be used to reduce inflammation levels in athletes, helping perhaps to reduce their risk of cancer, as well as in patients with cancer to improve their well-being through the course of their disease and its treatment.
Do you underestimate how much more your hands-on skills can tell you? In this week's video Susan demonstrates how you can assess the shoulder from the massage couch! Brought to you by Susan Findlay from... Read More
The latest massage, sports performance, and injury prevention video brought to you by Premax, the premium Australian sports massage skincare provider.
This article and associated supporting material outlines a massage therapy treatment strategy for patellar tendonosis. The author outlines a restricted reciprocal inhibition condition which is commonly found in people with patellar tendon pain, which leads... Read More
Each week Susan Findlay, the director of the North London School of Sports Massage (NLSSM) releases weekly videos giving advice and practical tips on massage therapy. We've compiled a few of the best here. They're... Read More
Sports massage, sports performance, and injury prevention videos brought to you by Premax, the premium Australian skincare providers, is dedicated to helping people move better. We've compiled a few of the best here.
This buyers guide to massage couches has been written by one of our commercial partners, Physique. It asks key questions about what you need from your massage couch and outlines some important considerations about the... Read More
Does stretching the iliotibal band (ITB) conjure up scenes of torture? For many clients it seems to be a rite of passage, if the treatment has not taken a client’s breath away it can lead... Read More
At the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the interdisciplinary Physical Therapy Service was provided by chiropractors osteopaths, physiotherapists and sports massage practitioners. This article describes how the service was created and delivered, and discusses... Read More
In previous editions of sportEX dynamics we looked at why the majority of massage research is flawed and the evidence to justify the use of ‘Swedish’ massage in sport as part of a general conditioning... Read More
In a previous article physiotherapist and sports massage therapist Bob Bramah looked at why the majority of massage research is flawed. Despite this, massage remains a popular treatment modality at all levels of sport and... Read More
This case study is based on both personal and professional experience of injury and rehabilitation, and it looks at the pitfalls and difficulties that patients will come across. this experience was one I wished to... Read More
This article presents a report on a testing protocol which was performed on 15 amateur female footballers. Hamstring injuries are reported to be the most common injury in professional football. A successful regime to aid... Read More
This article aims to inform readers of the basic principles and practices which underpin the use of aquatic therapy as part of an injury rehabilitation programme, and will introduce the common indications and contraindications for... Read More
Functional fascial taping (FFT) is a treatment approach that uses sports tape to apply tension to the skin, fascia and muscles in order to pull damaged structures back into alignment. The author of this article... Read More
￼This piece of content consists of two articles, one written from the perspective of a physical therapist and one from the perspective of a manual therapist. It provides a review of the common diagnoses of... Read More
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