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 an analysis of the medical records data.
The use of kinesiology tape (K-tape) has expanded massively in recent years. However, there is little information about the best way to apply it. This article discusses the literature and presents research results about the... Read More
This article discusses the role of dry needling in the effective treatment of myofascial trigger points specifically and chronic pain states generally. The article details when dry needling is suitable but, more importantly, when it... 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
Biotensegrity, or tensegrity in biology, is described as the tensional network of the human form. It is an emerging field that raises new questions and insights into how this fascial connective tissue matrix is tensioned and how crucial that is to human structure. Biotensegrity is a compelling model that explains structure and motion in non-linear biologic forms such as the human body. The problem with many of the classical theories of biomechanics is that they are largely based on outmoded notions, such as the widely accepted idea that muscles act on the human limb joints as if they are levers. This article (Part 3 in a series on Biotensegrity) explains why it is a misconception that there are levers in biologic forms and proposes the idea of recognising closed kinematic chains as an alternative model of human anatomy and structure.
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!
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