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May 2013

Soft tissue techniques for the first rib

The first rib sits above the clavicle and serves as an attachment point for the scalenes. Neck pain , thoracic outlet syndrome and chest pain can be a symptom of a raised first rib. Below are some gentle but effective mobilisations to push the first rib back down again. I …

Knee pain

A friend of mine asked me what to do about anterior knee pain that he has had for a while and seems to be getting worse. I have posted two videos here both dealing with assessment and exercise. The take home messages here 1. Do not let your knees cave …

Anterior pelvic tilt influence on hamstring length

No one is perfectly symetrical because we are one sided dominant. This dominance influences our pelvic position because of the uneven pull of the muscles on the attatchments. It is a good idea to be aware of this and how the position of the pelvis has a powerful influence on …

A little workout at work

Some very fun movement patterns you can do anywhere. Here we are at work with not a lot of space but Simon gets his heartrate up and engages all his muscles in a very short space of time.   The secret to longevity and painfree living is variety of movement …

Elbow pain

It has been a while since I have blogged but now that I am settled down and working again the blogs will be more forthcoming. Today we will look at lateral elbow pain and a possible cause of this. Unless it is a clear case of trauma or blatant over …