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Five Great Stretches for the Shoulder

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Five Great Stretches for the Shoulder

The shoulder can be a common site for the development of trigger points, restriction, and a number of other ailments ranging from the irritating to the excruciating.  Simple stretching routines may help prevent the development of active trigger points, accelerate the healing process, and provide pain relief. We generally try to recommend stretches that are easy to perform just about anywhere. Here are some of our favourite stretches for the shoulder. Always start slowly, work within your limits, use common sense, and don't forget to ask your therapist about trigger points!   1. Pectoral stretch Kneel on the floor in front of a...

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Taping for Trigger Points - Which Tape to Use?

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Taping for Trigger Points - Which Tape to Use?

Taping for Trigger Points Kinesiology tape can help to provide an accumulated off-loading effect by lifting the tissue around trigger point sites. When applied correctly, this allows an unloading to the vascular, nerve and the fascia to allow the treatment process to continue. For more information about taping for trigger points, please see the NAT course details below.   NAT - Trigger Point Foundation Course (10 CPE)   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 teams, educating and mentoring others...

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Self Help Tips for Sciatica

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Self Help Tips for Sciatica

Sciatica most often occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed by a herniated disk or bone spur. Here are simple exercises you can do at home to help manage its symptoms. 

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My Journey with the Niel Asher Technique (NAT)

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I haven't always been a proponent of the Niel Asher Technique. This blog post is about the journey that led me to this incredible technique and the changes it brought to my professional practice and my business.

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Simple Self Help Tips for Plantar Fasciitis

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Simple Self Help Tips for Plantar Fasciitis


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