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Advice From One Therapist to Another

Advice From One Therapist to Another

1. Stick to the main goal– the patient goal.Whenever a patient comes to see us, our main goal must always be to achieve the goal that the patient requests.Too many therapists stand ready to implement their skill set no matter what a patient presents with.  This may be...

Studies on Capsaicin

Studies on Capsaicin

Capsaicin (8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide) is an active component of chilli peppers which are plants belonging to the genus Capsicum.  It produces a sensation of burning in any tissue with which it comes into contact. Capsaicin (and other capsaicinoids) have been...

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...