This article explains the proposed underlying neurophysiological mechanisms of acupuncture within the path of pain and then goes on to explore the analgesic mechanism of acupuncture. Accredited training is now available for a wide range of allied health professionals including sports therapists and sports rehabilitators. Training opportunities are discussed later in the article. This article includes a patient advice handout.
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This week's Massage Monday topic is Quadratus Lumborum (QL) techniques with Susan Findlay. Brought to you by Susan Findlay from the North London School of Sports Massage (NLSSM).
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
We have all been in the situation where a patient presents to us with severe pain and impaired motion in a particular direction. We want to relieve their pain but don't want to do too... Read More
This review looks at the recently published title Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Piriformis Syndrome by Paula Clayton. Reviewed by senior soft tissue therapist Dan Buchanan. The review is open access.
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
This article outlines the benefits of muscle energy technique (MET) in the clinical setting and its diverse use in a variety of clinical presentations as well as its versatility in terms of its application (isometric,... Read More
This review looks at the recently published title Massage Fusion: The Jing method for the treatment of chronic pain by Rachel Fairweather and Meghan Mari. Reviewed by senior performance therapist Paula Clayton.
Iliotibial band syndrome is one of the leading causes of lateral knee pain in runners. The iliotibial band is a thick band of fascia on the outside of the knee, extending from the outside of... Read More
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