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What is Bowen Therapy?

Posted by Julian Knight on

  Andy Eckley gives a brief introduction to Bowen Therapy     Bowen is a holistic remedial body technique that works on the soft connective tissue (fascia) of the body Bowen therapy can be used to treat musculoskeletal or related neurological problems including acute sports injuries and chronic or organic conditions. It is gentle and relaxing and does not use forceful manipulation. Bowen therapy is performed on the superficial and deep fascia and is considered safe to use on anyone, from newborns to the elderly and for any musculoskeletal or related neuromuscular complaint. Bowen is a holistic treatment that treats the whole...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Anterior Shoulder Pain

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Treating Anterior Shoulder Pain - Stuart Hinds   Anterior Shoulder Pain Anterior shoulder pain is common and more frequent than posterior pain.  In this blog, Stuart Hinds shows his approach to gathering a careful understanding of the nature and distribution of the pain, and implementation of NAT trigger point protocols.        Find a Trigger Point Professional in your area 5 Great Shoulder Stretches Dry Needling for Trigger Points NAT Professional Courses Certify as a Trigger Point Therapist Trigger Point Workbooks    Recommended Trigger Point Therapy Courses:                     This trigger...

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How to Differentiate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from Myofascial Pain?

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  Testing for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome     Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a progressive affliction which may be caused by direct trauma or repetitive overuse resulting in compression of the median nerve at the wrist The condition is three times more likely to affect women, largely due to occupational tasks such as keyboard work. Pregnancy and diabetes are also risk factors. The carpal tunnel surrounds the median nerve and flexor muscle tendons in their tendon sheaths as they pass from the forearm to the hand. Raised pressure in the tunnel may occur as a result of irritated or inflamed...

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Trigger Point Therapy - How to Choose a Therapist

Posted by Julian Knight on

You know you need trigger point therapy - but how do you find the therapist who's right for you? Trigger points are taut bands that form within muscles and cause the muscles to become shorter, weaker, and less efficient. Essentially trigger points are what your grandmother referred to as “knots” within the muscles.Trigger points develop for a number of reasons including overuse or trauma from injuries. When left untreated they may cause you to overcompensate and put additional strain on other healthy muscles which can lead to more severe musculoskeletal disorders.According to some medical experts such as Dr Bob Gerwin (John Hopkins...

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Vacuum Cupping - Treating Calf Pain

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  Vacuum Cupping - Treating Calf Pain       Links Vacuum Cupping Course Find a Trigger Point Professional in your area Treating Gastrocnemius Dry Needling for Trigger Points NAT Professional Courses Certify as a Trigger Point Therapist Membership Plans   About NAT Courses As a manual therapist or exercise professional, there is only one way to expand your business - education! Learning more skills increases the services that you offer and provides more opportunity for specialization. Every NAT course is designed to build on what you already know, to empower you to treat more clients and grow your practice, with...

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