Performance Therapy — Neck

Five stretches for the neck and shoulder

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Five stretches for the neck and shoulder

The more time spent with a forward head posture, the more likely it is that one will develop neck and shoulder problems. Most neck pain that is not caused by whiplash or other trauma has a postural component as part of the underlying problem. Sitting atop the body, the health of the neck is subject to the curvature of the spine and the position of the head above. Neck pain is often associated with trigger points, and these may develop as a result of postural issues or by way of over-compensation for an injury or trigger points elsewhere in the body...

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Treating Neck Pain and Stiffness: Part Two

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Treating Neck Pain and Stiffness: Part Two

Neck Pain and Stiffness - 10 Minute Master Class (Part 2)   This is the second part of Stuart Hind's 10-minute master class on treating common neck pain and stiffness. Stuart presents soft tissue and positional release techniques that are typically applied together with direct trigger point therapy treatment.   Click here to see Treating Neck Pain and Stiffness: Part One   Treating Tension Headache Master Class Trigger Point Therapy Master Course Collection   About the author Stuart Hinds is one of Australia’s leading soft tissue therapists, with over 27 years of experience as a practitioner, working with elite sports athletes, supporting Olympic...

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Treating Neck Pain and Stiffness: Part One

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Treating Neck Pain and Stiffness: Part One

  Neck Pain and Stiffness - 10 Minute Master Class (Part 1)   Treating Neck Pain and Stiffness: Part Two   Treating the Stiff Neck What is commonly known as a "stiff neck" is typically reported as soreness and difficulty moving the neck, especially when trying to turn the head sideways. Symptoms Clients may also present other associated symptoms including headache, neck pain, shoulder pain and even arm pain. In many cases, failure to address the problem leads to various postural related issues. This is because over time, the client will have begun to turn the entire body when attempting to look sideways,...

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Taping for Levator Scapulae

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Taping for Levator Scapulae

Stuart Hinds demonstrates the taping technique for Levator Scapulae trigger points. The levator scapulae is deep to the SCM and the trapezius. It is named after its action of elevating the scapula. It also helps bend the neck laterally.

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Assessing Shoulder and Neck Pain

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Assessing Shoulder and Neck Pain

Simple tests can often help determine the nature of shoulder and neck injuries and in some cases, the connection between the two. In this video blog, Stuart Hinds presents an overview of the assessment techniques typically used in-clinic.

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