This is a great soft tissue mobilization technique for low back pain, low back stiffness, stiff facet joints, muscle and myofascial restrictions. It’s a good technique for gaping or opening up painful joints, doing manual traction for disc problems, low back arthritis and sciatica. [click to continue…]
Heel pain and plantar fasciitis are common injuries in runners, athletes and in the sedentary population. There are many causes of heel pain, but in this video I am going to show you treatment method for medial or inside heel pain. Inside heel is the origin or starting point of the plantar fascia and is often painful in plantar fasciitis pain. Thickening or scar tissue can form due to repetitive irritation of the fascia and scar tissue mobilization is effective for breaking down adhesions and freeing up tissue. This is a good massage technique to treat plantar fascia and medial heel pain. [click to continue…]
Achilles tendon treatment using scar tissue mobilization and massage. Achilles tendonitis or Achilles tendinopathy / tendinosis (degeneration of the tendon) can often occur after an injury or because of overuse. Keep in mind this is not an inflammation to the tendon, there are not inflammatory cells present. It’s wear and tear with excessive thickening and weakness of the tendon. A common problem for runners and is often due to poor foot mechanics, weak foot muscles and weakness of hip muscles. This is a two person technique to break down scar tissue or adhesion which often form with chronic overuse injury to the achilles tendon. [click to continue…]
Iliotibial band syndrome treatment using cupping technique. This is an amazing treatment for those of you suffering from Iliotibial band pain…common injury for so many runners and cyclists. Ilitibial band pain is not a friction injury, it’s a compression injury with irritation of fat between the iliotibial band and thigh bone. Cupping can really help improve circulation, remove blockages, stretch and decompress the injured area. [click to continue…]
This video is continuation of my video on Tendonitis vs. Tendinosis. In this video I will discuss the fundamental principles for treating Tendinosis. I would recommend you check out the Tendonitis vs Tendinosis video to learn why most repetitive strain tendon injuries are not a tendonitis.
Emphasis on treating these injuries is on breaking down the scar tissue, improving circulation, removing blockages and providing the right nutrients to heal tendon injuries. [click to continue…]