Tag: Myofascial Release

Chiropractor, your regular doctor or physical therapy for lower back pain: Whom should you visit first?

Chiropractor, your regular doctor or physical therapy for lower back pain: Whom should you visit first? When you visit your doctor, there is a good chance they will recommend physical therapy, since they were introduced to this mode of care for many physical problems when they were interning. There is a growing trend for primary doctors to refer to chiropractors first, especially after they had their own episode of lower back pain. This past week, a familiar face entered the office; someone who has not visited us in at least 10 years. ” Since I last saw you I have Read More »

Foam rolling the upper body – great techniques you can use with a small foam roller for back pain relief.

Foam rolling the upper body – great techniques you can use with a small foam roller for back pain relief. Our original foam roller video for runners has been used by hundreds of people who wanted to learn creative ways to use a foam roller safely (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BllSV77O08) Our new foam roller for the upper back video shows you how to use a foam roller against the wall with just your body weight to loosen the mid back, upper back muscles as well as the chest muscles. Foam rolling has become quite popular since it allows you to perform myofascial release Read More »

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma); is this good for sports injuries or is it just another overpriced medical procedure?

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma); is this good for sports injuries or is it just another overpriced medical procedure? Some of our patient who run have experienced PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy which is promoted as a way of healing weakened tissues so they no longer hurt. Apparently, as per an article in the Daily News, the benefits are as follows: “speed healing and quickly get runners back to running, to cut healing times by half or more to muscle, ligament and tendon tears, Achilles tendondosis, plantar faciitis, tendonititis of the elbow, shoulder ailments, meniscus and labral tears in shoulders, knees Read More »

The NY Times offers advice for sufferers of sore muscles, with some natural advice.

The NY Times offers advice for sufferers of sore muscles, with some natural advice. Arnica, Sports Massage, Foam Rolling, Ibuprofen, and more are the typical methods most people use to decrease post-exercise muscle soreness. For those of you who are active, you probably have some sort of ritual for post-exercise soreness. Now that the leaves are falling, many people will have the opportunity to experience sore muscles after raking and bagging all those leaves that are now falling. Ibuprofen, while a well-worn pain reliever, also has the dubious reputation of interfering with soft tissue repair, leaving other methods both safer Read More »

Safe and effective non-surgical options for Ganglion Cysts and Trigger Finger.

Safe and effective non-surgical options for Ganglion Cysts and Trigger Finger. Dominoes; you tap one and away they go until one affects another which affects another. Why is an article on Ganglion Cysts and Trigger Fingers is discussing Dominoes? Fascio-kinetic chains, which work similar to dominoes in concept, are a series of joints and their surrounding fascia where the action of one joint affects another which affects then another.  People develop Ganglion Cysts and Trigger fingers because a similar mechanism exists in the arms and the legs. When the fascio-kinetic chain functions poorly, each joint in succession is then affected. Fascio-kinetic Read More »