Month: December 2017

Compression of Myofascial Trigger Point on Chronic Neck Pain Provides Pain Relief through the Prefrontal Cortex and Autonomic Nervous System

Myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) treatments using compression or known as “ischemic compression,” has been reported to provide immediate relief of musculoskeletal pain and reduce the sympathetic activity that exacerbates chronic pain. A pilot study from Japan  investigated the possible involvement of the prefrontal cortex in pain relief from MTrP compression. The study recruited 21 female

Are people who do yoga any better at a motor imagery task than those who do not?

Yoga practice has become widely accepted and practiced for health. Research studies have demonstrated that Yoga practice can reduce pain in various chronic pain conditions such as chronic low back pain, neck pain, headache, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome,  rheumatoid arthritis, labour pains and in haemodialysis patients. The question is, what is it about yoga

Clinical Tests for Gluteal Tendinopathy

Gluteal tendinopathy is a source of lateral hip pain, yet common clinical diagnostic/assessment tests for this condition have limited validity. Patients with gluteal tendinopathy are often misdiagnosed, resulting in inappropriate management, including surgery. A study by physiotherapists from University of Queensland in Australia investigated the diagnostic validity of clinical tests for gluteal tendinopathy, and compared

Physical Activities: Even weekend warriors can have health benefits

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Department of Health and Human Services recommend a minimum of 150 min/wk of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (or 75 min/wk of vigorous-intensity activity). These recommendations suggest following these physical activities can “substantial” health benefits. But does Weekend Warrior or Leisure Time Physical Activity also have health benefits? Researchers

Late Rehabilitation after an Acute Muscle Injury Results in Delayed Recovery

    Muscle strain injuries are common in sports and exercise. Acute injury can result in a loss of performance, delay in recovery time, and a risk of recurrence. Researchers from Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark investigated the effect of the timing of rehabilitation treatment following acute muscle strain injuries. In particular, they compared early versus

What’s the Best Exercise for Tennis Elbow?

  Tennis elbow is one of the most common clinical injuries of the arm related to overuse or sports. Researcher Dimitrios Stasinopoulos prefers the term lateral elbow tendinopathy to describe this condition because other terms such as lateral epicondylitis, lateral epicondylosis, and lateral epicondylalgia, incorrectly assign bone as the principal involved tissue, when in reality

Madeline Black talks about Centered

Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I was born in Long Island, New York. I loved dancing as a child but was not given the opportunity to train until I was in high school. I began professional lessons in New York, Boston and then at Skidmore College where I earned a Bachelor of