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A Day In The Dissection Lab

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Yesterday we spent the day examining human cadavers with physiotherapist Jane Johnson of the The London Massage Company. The target of our work is mostly hidden behind the screen of the skin so it was an educational experience to see the inner workings of the…

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Trigger Points

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Trigger points are areas of dysfunctional muscle tissue that are painful when touched and contribute to muscle shortening. They are most common in sternocleidomastoid, upper trapezius, levator scapulae, infraspinatus, thoracolumbar paraspinals, quadratus lumborum, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. They are interesting because when treated they…

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Backward Walking

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Is backwards the new forwards? Backward walking has been around for a while as a rehab tool and we have found it very effective for helping knee, hip and lower back injuries. Because it forces the muscles in the lower body to work in a…

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