How can massage therapy help maximize your rehabilitation? A large percentage of individuals that utilize the healthcare system are people going through some sort of rehabilitation. That rehabilitation may be associated with the recuperation from surgery, healing from an accident, dealing with a congenital condition, or recovering from an athletic injury.
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Topics: massage therapy
We all have had that unfortunate experience of walking through the living room and our shin somehow finds the coffee table. After a few choice words, what it usually the first thing we do? It is probably the same thing our parents did for us when we were kids. We rub it. We do this without thinking but have you ever stopped to think why?
How soon until my player is back?... We have a big game this weekend and could really use our best player… This could really affect our season…
“What’s that knot and why does it hurt so much when you press on it?” If you spend any time doing soft tissue work, you have inevitably heard this come out your client’s mouth. When looking at the body and its sources of dysfunction, muscle tissue is the main target for the wear and tear of daily activity. Our skeletal muscles account for nearly 50% of our body weight and depending on how you divide them out, consist of 200 paired muscles. That’s 400 muscles, any of which can develop those “knots” or trigger points and cause significant pain and dysfunction throughout the body.
Topics: trigger points
The field of sports massage therapy is a very popular specialization within medical professions; however, massage therapists are often challenged when it comes to defining it. So, what is sports massage therapy and how will it benefit us?