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Self Treatment

Self Treatment

There are several options to consider when using tennis balls to self-treat your gluteal area. Knowing the muscle you want to focus on and why is the first necessity. Trying to position yourself, or the client, to access this muscle group is another matter. The above...

Where and how to direct your techniques

Where and how to direct your techniques

Why should you focus on the musculotendinous junction when trying to reduce tone and/or lengthen a muscle? And why should the force be applied slowly? Well, it’s all about a focus on the muscle receptors, particularly the Golgi tendon organs and the muscle spindles,...

Has rolling my ITB been a waste of time?

Has rolling my ITB been a waste of time?

A perspective for your clients Lets get something straight, the ITB is supposed to be 'tight'. It's role (amongst other things) is to stabilise your lateral thigh. It does this by acting like a ligament running from your pelvic bone (pelvic rim on the outside) to the...

Great Hands

Great Hands

Assessment skills are key to objective treatment protocol. Great old saying that if all you have is a hammer, then everything looks like a nail.  This couldn’t be any more true in the manual therapy world.  One must understand when their techniques are indicated and...