Back pain will affect 80% of us during our lifetime and is one of the most common things people come to see us for. The first thing to do is not panic, providing there is no underlying pathology the pain is usually muscular in nature and will resolve itself in 3 or 4 days. When […]
Why you have tight muscles and what you can do to release them.
In this post we look at why you have tight muscles and what you can do to release them. You will no doubt have read many theories as to why your muscles are tight. These will have included sitting for long periods of tine, not stretching and even possibly weight training. Let’s start by first […]
Conscious vs unconscious control.
I recently overheard an instruction given by a rehab professional to one of his clients who was recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament tear, ‘you’re limping, stop it!’ This got me thinking, how much of the way we move is under our conscious control? If we are moving in a way that is perceived to […]
New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira Talks Muscle Activation Techniques
Can Muscle Activation Techniques improve posture?
This is a question I had from a new client this morning. The quick answer is yes but it’s worth discussing a few of the many variables involved and why simply stretching the front of your chest, as he was advised to do, may not work. Described in most physiotherapy texts books as Upper Crossed […]