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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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Five Stretches for the Hip and Thigh

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Five Stretches for the Hip and Thigh

Most therapists agree that stretching is a key component of their trigger point treatment protocols.

Here are five simple stretches that we often recommend for the hip and thigh.

If you are suffering from an existing pain condition, always seek professional advice before starting a stretching program. In all cases, start slowly and ease into and out of each stretch.

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Treating Hypertonic Muscles in Athletes

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Treating Hypertonic Muscles in Athletes

The demands that an athlete puts on his or her body during the endless hours of training and competing can lead to a whole range of 'hidden' dangers, none more so than the ongoing hypertonicity that builds up in their muscles.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - We often use tape to provide an accumulated off-loading effect by lifting the tissue around the trigger points between treatments.   Early recognition and effective action has a significant impact on recovery time. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a terribly debilitating and frustrating condition and although we do see more and more referrals from medical doctors, it is a sad fact that many MD's simply have no idea of how effective trigger point therapy can be for relieving the symptoms of CTS and many other common RSI conditions. Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) The term RSI...

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Holding Patterns of the Hip

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Holding Patterns of the Hip

Switch off the inhibition to see the function return! In today's video blog, Stuart presents common holding patterns of the hip and how the body can adapt to the dysfunctional environment created by trigger points.  Whilst trigger points may play a big role in reducing the environment, we can often use these nociceptive inputs to deactivate holding patterns, thus playing into the body's ability to heal itself. Simply put, we aim to switch off the inhibition to see the function return.   Treating Hip Pain & Dysfunction Melbourne Workshop Hip Pain & Dysfunction Master Course   This trigger point therapy blog is...

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