Fascial Taping – What it is and how it helps you.

Fascial taping is becoming huge in elite sport. If you ever watch the Olympics, Commonwealth Games or a Rugby match you are sure to notice to brightly colour tape some of the athletes have on their legs or arms, and possibly their neck and back too! However, fascial taping isn’t just for the elite, the benefits for you are just as important. That’s why Rachael and I were keen to get on a course to learn all about it. After a lot of clashing dates we finally attended the RockTape Fascial Taping weekend course and want to share it’s...

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How To Make Ghoulish Back Pain A Thing Of The Past….

…..Don’t Let Your Back Get All Creepy. Back pain is awful it can range from the odd twinge to totally debilitating. Often this can take you completely unawares with no explanation to what caused such pain in the first place. From a structural point of view this can be attributed to something called ‘creep’. This word describes the sliding movement of one vertebrae on top of another. It happens when you go against your bodies natural curves. For example in the lower back this is when you sit in a slumped posture and the normal inwards curve (lordosis) of...

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How To Strengthen Your Back – Stop Contracting Your Core!

What so bad about contracting the core? So often when you are looking for solutions of how to strengthen your back, core strengthening comes up.  Over the years there has been a lot of focus on the pelvic floor for ladies and a muscle called transverse abdominus (TVA).  The focus to strengthen this area is often through specific, targeted exercises isolating the core muscles.  It is great to be able to perform these exercises and fabulous when you realise that your strength is improving and you can do exercises that you couldn’t do before.  But are these exercises geared...

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Using The NeckSaviour Safely and Effectively

Using the NeckSaviour is simple and easy to do, but there are a couple of things to consider to ensure you use the NeckSaviour safely and effectively. I would recommend trying the 4 different set up options to see which suits you the best. Once you have the neck of using the neck stretcher you will love it’s simplicity and portability, especially if you suffer neck neck tension and headaches. General Instructions On Using The NeckSaviour The NeckSaviour isn’t completely square, one side is slightly longer than the other giving a set up choice for a long and a...

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NeckSaviour – A Simple Way To Relieve Headaches and Neck Pain

Headaches, neck pain and shoulder tension can have a big impact on the quality of your life. Unfortunately as a therapist I see this as a common area where people hold their stress and tension. Keeping things at bay can be difficult but thankfully we’ve discovered the NeckSaviour. Developed by a Physiotherapist, the Necksaviour is a really simple device to gently stretch the neck and release muscle tension there. You simply fold it in half and place it under your neck as you lye down and just relax. The video below gives a introduction to the Necksaviour and what...

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