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Low Back Pain

January 11, 2016

As you may recall from our intro post on kinesiology taping, we’re going to focus on each muscle group/joint and show you how to use kinesiology tape in three distinct ways: Immediately after injury  (for swelling and pain) During the healing process (correction techniques to restore normal position and allow for healing) Techniques to help improve […]

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Stretching pt 10- Low Back

In the introduction post to this series, we reviewed and answered some common questions regarding stretching, including why, when, how, etc. Click here to review it. In this post we will be talking about stretches specifically for the low back. This includes the long back extensors (erector spinae), the QL and where the large hip flexor […]

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Tennis ball mobilization- low back

In this post we’re going to use a tennis ball to try and break up soft tissue restrictions in the low back. The goal is to anchor down one end and then to slowly stretch the muscle out against it. Key Points: 1) Go back and read the massage post specifically on the back itself to review the […]

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Self Muscle Massage- Neck/Back Extra Credit

Working on the back as a whole can be tricky. The muscle groups are arranged in overlapping layers and for every large muscle there are five tiny little ones buried beneath it that run solely from one vertebrae to the next. That being said- it can be REALLY tricky to get in there and loosen […]

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Self Muscle Massage pt 10- Low Back

This is part ten in the Self Muscle Massage Series. In the introduction post to this series we introduced and demonstrated the three muscle release techniques that will be used in this post. If you would like to review them, click here. If you would like to see any other parts of the series, click here. In […]

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Elbow Forearm

The forearm/wrist consists of the muscles that bend and straighten the wrist, namely the wrist flexors and extensors. This area is commonly injured with lateral and medial epicondylitis (aka tennis and golfers elbow). In this section you will find our available treatment plans as well as the different self treatment techniques on this site. Injury […]

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Stretching pt 16- Forearm

In the introduction post to this series, we reviewed and answered some common questions regarding stretching, including why, when, how, etc. Click here to review it. In this post we will be talking about how to stretch out the forearm. This area includes the wrist flexors and extensors which are the common culprits behind lateral and […]

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Forearm/Elbow Mobilizations

In this post I’m going to show you how to use the tennis ball to mobilize the muscles of your forearm. This includes the wrist flexor and extensor muscles. The goal with this mobilization is to anchor one end of the muscle down and then actively stretch out the rest of the muscle against it. […]

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Self Muscle Massage- pt 16 Forearm/Wrist

This is part sixteen in the Self Muscle Massage Series. In the introduction post to this series we introduced and demonstrated the three muscle release techniques that will be used in this post. If you would like to review them, click here. If you would like to see any other parts of the series, click here. In […]

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Wrist Hand

The hand consists of the all the little muscles that move the fingers and thumb. This area is commonly injured with muscle injuries, tendinitis and even nerve injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. In this section you will find our available treatment plans as well as the different self treatment techniques on this site. Injury […]

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