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Seated thorasic spine mobilisations

I am a firm believer in maintaining a healthy T spine for preventing neck and shoulder problems.The following techniques are good for maintenance and prevention. Take your time with these techniques and do not over stretch clients rather spend more time repeating the extensions and rotations with out going into …

Should all shoulders look the same ?

Today’s post will look at a very common asymmetry that therapists see every day. A client comes in and you do a quick postural assessment, one shoulder sits higher than the other and we immediately note this on our chart . I will not tell you to stop doing this …

Video clips for my next course

I will be posting all my techniques for the next course so that students can see the techniques in action .  Every day they can go back and watch what we did that day in action . I hope this will be a good teaching aid .  

Pin and stretch techniques for the foot and calf

The foot is our first contact with the environment , it communicates information to the brain about changes on the ground and allows us to maintain balance . A healthy foot should be flexible and mobile which allows maximum contact with the ground and maximum stimulation of all nerves . …

Sciatica

The sciatic nerve runs out of the lower lumbar and sacral vertebra . It runs through the pelvic bowl and out the back down the legs branching into both sides of the lower leg and foot . Just to be clear it is extremely rare to have Piriformis syndrome which …

Moving energy with movement .

When I massage I believe that i am moving energy and in its simplest form this is blood . Any one with a scientific brain would say that there are many forms of energy from heat , kinetic , electrical , emotional and many more . Whatever energy you believe …

Soft tissue techniques for back pain .

Today we will look at some techniques for relieving back pain . A lot of back pain is caused by compression and flexion . Instead of trying to carry out general stretching for the lumbar spine which may cause further pain it is a good idea to gently decompress and …

Back pain , where to start .

What do you do when a client comes in complaining of back pain ? Where does it hurt? When did it happen? How did it happen ? The list is endless and no question is wrong we need to know as much as possible about the situation in order to …

one of the best days of my life

I have been doing gymnastics twice a week with my next door neighbour Alex Klein who is an awesome coach . Now let  me tell you that learning simple stuff like a forward and backward roll was a huge challenge for me . A handstand was a massive mountain to climb …