Catch up on this quarter's essential massage therapy research. Our Massage Therapy Journal Watch brings you all the most important journal discoveries with our own unique sportEX take-home messages. This is one of our most popular sections of content aimed at saving you time and money not having to trawl the research journals!
This article provides a good working knowledge and understanding of a new adjunct on the market which is growing in popularity. It has been widely used at the recent Olympics in London 2012 and throughout... Read More
This article is the second in a series that presents the rationale for an alternative approach to exercise prescription in the fields of physiotherapy, sports rehabilitation and general fitness training. The aim of this article... Read More
The goal of this article is to challenge you to think about how you communicate with your patients on a daily basis. There is increasing emphasis for therapists to provide evidence-based treatments, but applying these... 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 has pioneered and developed this technique, which has been used to treat a wide range of conditions such as plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, back, neck and shoulder pain, muscle tears and repetitive strain injury. This article demonstrates the use of FFT on a tennis player suffering from medial tibial stress syndrome.
Most manual therapists and fitness professionals agree that stretching is an important part of training for sport. Beyond sport, stretching is useful for maintaining general flexibility for daily activities and as preventive maintenance to counteract the effects of repetitive motion activities. This article describes the different types of stretching that can be performed, with an emphasis on facilitated stretching.
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