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Finding calm in times of stress

Finding calm in times of stress

We live in stressful times Stressful situations and a sense of loss of control can make you feel anxious and even depressed. Your reactions aren’t just confined to your mind, because however you are thinking also affects your body. Stress triggers a release of the...

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Now's the time to get started with myofascial self-care! At this point of great uncertainty and potential threat to our health, it is more important than ever that we use our time at home to look after ourselves. Whether you are working from home, furloughed or...

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A Trigger Point a day keeps the pain away

A Trigger Point a day keeps the pain away

What are trigger points? If you’ve ever felt a ‘knot’ in your shoulder and dug in with your fingers to find both tension and relief, then the chances are you’ve found a trigger point – a knot of connective tissue that is tender to the touch and causes pain or other...

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Myofasical Release article in Energy Magazine

Myofascial Release Understanding Chronic Pain and Self-Help Techniques A big thank you to Lindsay Mulligan and the team at Energy Magazine in the USA for running our article about self-help myofascial techniques for chronic pain. You can read the full article by...

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The self myofascial release (SMR) slow fix

Myofascial release for sport You don’t have to look far to find self myofascial release being promoted as the new quick fix in sports training. Athletes in search of ever-greater performance are urged to ‘attack’, ‘smash’ and ‘blast’ their fascia into submission using...

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Runner’s Injuries – Sciatica

Runner’s Injuries – Sciatica

This article originally appeared on sportsinjuryfix.com Sportsinjuryfix.com member Amanda Oswald from Pain Care Clinic explains why fascia tightening can cause pain in runners and how to relieve it: Fascia is the main connective tissue in the body forming a fluid 3-D...

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On a Roll with Fascia

On a Roll with Fascia

Foam rollers - the evidence? There is much excitement in the sports and fitness world around the use of foam rollers for self-myofascial release (SMR). Go to most gyms and you will find people rolling around on them. But is there any evidence that foam rollers are...

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An Introduction to Fascia

Fascia has long been the forgotten tissue in the body, discarded by medical students as the 'white stuff' so they can get to the more interesting structures underneath such as muscles and bones. This disregard for fascia has arisen from a lack of understanding of the...

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You say migraine, I say headache…

In a car accident 20 years ago, Ramesh suffered from back sprain and whiplash. More recently he has also developed persistent headaches, neck and shoulder pain. He says that all of these make it impossible for him to think straight. Janet has had severe headaches for...

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