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Pumping techniques for oil massage

Very similar to pin and stretch without oil , you will be creating two opposing forces one being quite dynamic ( the pumping hand ) and the other travelling down the tissue at a slow rate . You can always move from one body part to the next in a circle …

Anterior hip pain

I had a question recently on face book asking about anterior hip pain . It came at a good time as I have been a bit slack on my blog posting lately and needed some ideas . The hip is a pretty interesting joint as it rivals the shoulder joint in …

Soft tissue techniques for the neck

It is important to test general neck movement first to determine which movements are restricted and also to differentiate between true soft tissue restrictions and a neuromuscular lesion. Remember that many neck pain syndromes are simply a result of a thoracic spine that is stuck in flexion. Refer to my …

Thoracic spine mobility

We spend the first 9 months of our development in a fetal position and by the age of about four years old we have achieved an upright position. Our movement patterns do not support a healthy dynamic upright posture and it seems that we slip back into the fetal position at an …