Does Text Neck Exist?

“Text neck” is defined as neck pain caused by the flexed/forward head posture during texting (or reading) on a smart phone. Following are some statements that ostensibly seem to refute the existence of text neck. My Soapbox Speech Comments… When Terra Rosa in Australia asked me if I would like to address this article, I

Ten Things to Avoid if You Have Lower Limb Tendon Pain

Tendon pain and dysfunction are the presenting clinical features of tendinopathy. Research has shown that treatment should be active (e.g., exercise-based), and an ongoing rehabilitation program is required. Dr. Jill Cook from La Trobe University shared in an editorial published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine: 10 things to avoid if you have lower

Previous injuries increase risk of leg injury

An individual who had a leg injury in the past can have an increased risk of experiencing the same injury again in the future. And often, this recurring injury is worse than the first. However, could an injury from one part of the body increase the risk of injury to a different part of the

Fibres of the myodural bridge

The myodural bridge (MDB) is a fibrous network of connective tissue between the suboccipital musculature and cervical spinal dura mater in the atlanto-occipital and/or atlanto-axial interspaces. It was first described in 1995 from human cadavers by Hack et al. as a dense band of tissue connecting the rectus capitis posterior minor and the posterior atlanto-occipital

What Makes Kenyan Distance Runners the World’s Best?

Kenyan distance runners are known to have exceptionally high endurance for distance running and their performances are well recognized in major global events. Their unique capability has attracted several studies trying to find out possible factors associated with their elite performance. Some of these studies have tried to find a unique genetic make-up or physiology


Fascial unwinding (FU) is a relatively common osteopathic technique, specifically addressing fascial dysfunctions, with the aim of releasing tension, reducing symptoms, and restoring function. Despite the fact that some kinds of precursors of this approach have been around since the early years of osteopathy, the origins of FU are still uncertain, with its protocol of

Does Cupping Enhance Sports Performance?

Does Cupping Enhance Sports Performance? By Romy Lauche PhD When Michael Phelps won the gold medal at the Rio Olympics, the whole world psyched out – about those mysterious purple marks on his body. Purple dots or blotches, giant ‘love bites’, bruises, mysterious purple circles made the headlines, and cupping might again become a must-do.

A working experience with CORE Myofascial Therapy

A working experience with CORE Myofascial Therapy By Taso Lambridis, MSc CORE Myofascial Therapy was developed by George Kousaleos, a highly experienced Structural Integration Therapist based in Florida, USA who also has a major role with the Athletic Program at Florida State University. George developed the Sports Massage team for the British Olympic Association in

Overselling overpronation

Recently I was alerted by the internet “fact” that 90% of the general population’s feet are over-pronated. Pronation is the motion of the foot as it roles inward after the foot makes contact with the ground. Overpronation causes the arch of the foot to flatten excessively placing stress and pressure on tissues and ligaments of

Does the Iliotibial Band Move?

A study by Jelsing et al. (2013)  examined whether the ITB moves relative to the lateral femoral epicondyle (LFE) as a function of knee flexion in both non–weight-bearing and weight-bearing positions in asymptomatic recreational runners. Evaluation using ultrasound on the ITBs of 20 male and female asymptomatic recreational runners  clearly showed  an anteroposterior motion of the