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 (GT) is a source of lateral hip pain, yet common clinical diagnostic tests have limited validity. Patients with GT are often misdiagnosed, resulting in inappropriate management, including surgery. A study from physiotherapists from University of Queensland in Australia investigated the diagnostic utility of clinical tests for GT, and compared them to MRI scan

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 exercises. Acute injury can result in a loss of performance, recovering time and a risk of recurrence. Researchers from Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark investigated the effect of timing of rehabilitation following acute muscle-strain injuries. In particular, they compared early versus delayed rehabilitation of injured musculotendinous tissue on the

What’s the Best Exercise for Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow is one of the most common clinical injuries on the arm related to overuse or sports. Researcher Dimitrios Stasinopoulos preferred the term lateral elbow tendinopathy as other terms such as lateral epicondylitis, lateral epicondylalgia, lateral epicondylosis, and/or tennis elbow, make reference to inappropriate aetiological, anatomical and pathophysiological terms. Various treatment has been proposed

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