Performance Therapy — Gastrocnemius

When Stretching is Not Enough: Treating Hypertonic Muscles in Athletes

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When Stretching is Not Enough: Treating Hypertonic Muscles in Athletes

Treating hypertonic muscles in athletes is a vital step in helping to avoid the development of trigger points. The demands that an athlete puts on his or her body during the endless hours of training and competing can lead to ongoing hypertonicity that builds up in their muscles. In this video, Stuart Hinds demonstrates a soft-tissue approach to treating muscle hypertonicity.

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Treating Soccer Injuries

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Treating Soccer Injuries

Treating Gastro/Soleus - Stuart Hinds   Wherever you live or work as a therapist, you are probably surrounded by hundreds, or even thousands of youths who play soccer! Quite a number of massage/manual therapists have built successful practices by fine-tuning their skills to treat common soccer injuries. Soccer players are uniquely susceptible to muscle strains and ligament sprains due to the quick changes in direction, lateral movements, pivoting and the rapid accelerations and decelerations involved in the sport. The ankles, hamstrings, adductors (groin) and other muscles around the hip and thigh are particularly susceptible.    Most Common Soccer Injuries (Source: USYS /...

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