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Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) or foam rolling is a type of soft tissue therapy that focuses on the nerves and connectives. Myofascial restrictions can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain-sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)tissues. Our body is a kinetic chain, which works as an integrated functional unit. Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.

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What is PEMF Therapy? Does it work?

What is PEMF Therapy? Does it work?

PEMF is a cellular exercise based on the principles of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy. Exercising the cells in this way allows for an exchange of fluids. Toxins are expelled, and fresh minerals, nutrients, and water enter the cell, stimulating optimal function. It is a reparative technique most commonly used in the field of orthopedics for the treatment of non-union fractures and failed fusions. In the case of bone healing, PEMF uses electrical energy to direct a series of magnetic pulses through injured tissue whereby each magnetic pulse induces a tiny electrical signal that stimulates cellular repair by enhancing uptake of oxygen, transport of ions (calcium, potassium, sodium) across cell membranes, improved circulation, enhanced sleep, pain relief, and stress reduction.

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★ 5 Common Sport Injuries

★ 5 Common Sport Injuries

Playing sport is essential as it provides many health benefits. However, sometimes, you may face an injury while playing your favorite sport. While some of these injuries are common, some can be very severe with career-threatening risks.

The causes of sports injuries vary. They can occur due to accidents, improper use of the technique, damaged equipment, etc. An injury can also happen if your muscles are stressed and you start playing without stretching your muscles a bit.

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Insertional Achilles Tendinitis

Insertional Achilles Tendinitis

Insertional Achilles tendinitis involves the lower portion of the heel, where the tendon attaches (inserts) to the heel bone. In both non insertional and insertional Achilles tendinitis, damaged tendon fibers may also calcify (harden). Bone spurs (extra bone growth) often form with insertional Achilles tendinitis. Insertional Achilles Tendinitis is pain and inflammation at the insertion of the Achilles Tendon on the heel bone. It is often associated with swelling, redness, and calcium buildup (small bump) located at the back of the heel (see picture). Pressure at the back of the heel tends to be sensitive and painful. In the clinic, some of my clients often report that certain tight shoes might cause more pain in this area from the pressure and have to sometimes resort to open back shoes.  

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