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?
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!!
Osgood Schlatter’s disease is a painful knee condition which develops just below the kneecap at the growth plate of the tibial bone (tibial tubercle). It typically occurs in adolescents during a growth spurt, and disappears once they stop growing (around 14 years for girls and 16 for boys).
It’s a well-known fact that lack of movement is detrimental to our health; research shows it can lead to premature death through an increased risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers. The good news is movement does not have to be high intensity or formal