The brightly coloured tape we often see adorning athletes muscles in various shapes and patterns is hard to miss. Kinesiology tape is used widely in the sporting arena but can it be of assistance to the non-athlete as well?
We all get aches and pains from time to time but sometimes these aches and
pains hang around. Muscles that are chronically stiff, tight, achey, or weak can cause ongoing pain for an individual.
I don’t know how many times I hear people say, “I really need to work on my core strength,” or “my trainer says I need to activate my core more.”
Do we really need to be so obsessed with our core? How important is a strong core and good posture in avoiding back pain and stiffness?
Recently I had the pleasure of treating a lovely 86-year-old post-polio survivor. For as long as she could remember she had been experiencing debilitating muscle cramps all over her body which have become progressively worse as she has gotten older. The cramps had become so bad she had become afraid to leave the house.
What’s the difference between a myotherapist and a remedial massage therapist and who do I see when?
You’ve had an annoying pain or discomfort for quite some time but can’t pin point when you first noticed it. It’s now been weeks or months; and continues to niggle during certain activities, movements or positions. The pain is not always there, but it’s distinct in its location and enough to be a nuisance or worse. Of late it’s starting to impact on things you enjoy doing or need to do, exercise, sitting, driving, sleeping!!