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TOP 3 MUSCLE PAIN RELIEF STRETCHES YOU CAN DO ANYWHERE

Many people think of stretching and immediately associate it with pre or post-workout, but what about adding in some muscle pain relief stretches during your work day? We are spending a considerable amount of time (approximately 8 hours) seated at our desk during the...

Isometrics: How can it help neck pain?

What is Isometrics? Isometric exercises are contractions of a particular muscle or group of muscles. During isometric exercises, the muscle doesn't noticeably change length and the affected joint doesn't move. Isometric exercises help maintain strength....

7 stages to rehabilitate Shoulder Tendonitis

What Causes Shoulder Tendonitis? The most common cause of shoulder tendonitis is repeated microtrauma to the rotator cuff tendons rather than a specific one-off trauma. Rotator Cuff Impingement, where your rotator cuff tendon impacts against the acromion bone, should...

How to Add Cross Training to Your Workouts

Dedicated training is something to be admired. Many athletes strive for the ability to get up and get out every single day whether it’s for a specific race or event or even, simply driven by a goal. Often that can mean adhering to a training plan based on both...

How to manage a Bulging Disc

What is a Bulging Disc? A bulging disc injury is a common spine injury sustained to your spine's intervertebral disc. It can occur in your lumbar spine (lower back), thoracic spine (upper and mid-back) or your cervical spine (neck). A bulging disc can...

Psoas Syndrome and Low Back Pain

What is the Psoas muscle? Let’s start off by talking about where the Psoas muscle is and what it does. The Psoas muscle group is one of your major hip flexors. Psoas Major attaches to each of the 5 vertebrae in your lower back then travels down and...

Muscle strain

What is Myalgia? The most common source of myalgia (or muscle pain) is a muscle strain due to overstretching. A muscle strain may also be referred to as a pulled muscle or a muscle tear. Muscle strains are the most common cause of lower back pain. People with poor...

Plantar Fascitis

Do you know what is plantar fascitis? Have you ever heard this term? Maybe you haven´t but you have felt or know someone who has had this uncomfortable condition. Plantar fascitis causes a lot of pain in the bottom of the heel; it’s one of the most frequent causes of...

Should you use ICE or HEAT?

It’s an ongoing debate, and a question that, as an Osteopath, I get asked almost every day! When should you use ice, and when should you use heat? And for how long? There is so much confusion surrounding the topic, the truth is, much more study is needed...

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