More than 80 percent of people will experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime. This post, adapted from Brian Richey’s Back Exercise: Stabilize, Mobilize and Reduce Pain explores what non-specific low back pain is, what causes it and the exercises you can perform to treat it. What is non-specific low back pain? Non-speciﬁc low back pain is deﬁned as low back pain that is not attributable to a recognisable, known speciﬁc pathology (e.g. infection, tumor, osteoporosis, lumbar spine fracture, structural deformity, inﬂammatory disorder, radicular syndrome, or cauda equina syndrome). In other words, there’s no specific source causing the pain – it could be caused by a number of different factors. Despite being so common, the number of people who don’t go to the doctor when they suffer from low back pain outnumber those who do go to the doctor by two to one. Low back pain affects men and women, young and old. Low back pain can be acute (less than 6 weeks), subacute (6 to 12 weeks), and chronic (more than 12 weeks). In only about …
Image by Lukáš Dlutko (Pexels) Tennis elbow is extremely common in sport. Massage can help relieve it. This article features tips to help you perform massage for tennis elbow injuries.
The 11 best sports massage books for physical, manual or massage therapists, athletic and personal trainers, chiropractors and physiotherapists.
The Upper Trapezius, Levator Scapulae and Erector Spinae are often tight in athletes and non-athletes. This post adapted fromSoft Tissue and Trigger Point Release, 2nd Edition will help you understand and perform active- assisted soft tissue release for the upper back.
Neck pain is a common injury, especially for those involved in playing sports. Treating neck pain is a very sensitive subject and definitely not something you want to get wrong.
Self-myofascial release isn’t a new concept. It can help with recovery and pain relief. Here’s a few exercises that can relieve pain using a tennis ball.
Shin splints can be frustrating and are common for runners in particular. In this post, we describe taping techniques that may help ease the pain.
We are pleased to announce that we will be supporting the European Sports Medicine Associates (ESMA) on their first ESMA Open Meeting on 3rd-4th November 2017, in Munich, Germany.