Month: January 2018

The twisted structure of the Achilles tendon

The Achilles tendon (AT) is the largest tendon in the human body, it consists of sub-tendons from 3 muscles of the triceps surae (soleus, lateral gastrocnemius, medial gastrocnemius). These sub-tendons together form the tendinous part of the AT and twist as they descend in the insertion at the calcaneal bone. This twisted structure of the

Foam Rolling, When is best, Before or After Exercise?

Neuromuscular fatigue following an exercise or training session can impair sports performance and increased injury risk in athletes. Self-myofascial release, an umbrella term for tissue-assisted self-treatment, using a foam roll, has been widely used and promoted to reduce muscle soreness after exercise. The mechanisms of foam rolling are still unknown, although research has started to

Proprioceptive Equilibrium Coordination (PEC) and Autism

Proprioceptive Equilibrium Coordination (PEC) and Autism. “Diverti(rsi) … Tempo”  The assumption is that if the kids just had fun, it would fill them with joy thus having achieved the purpose of the project. by Maurizio Ronchi *, in collaboration with Elisa Volontè ** and Federico Polimene ***, * Maurizio Ronchi, Bodyworker sports and medical staff

Decreased Hip Range of Motion and Groin Pain in Athletes

Igor Tak, a Sport Physiotherapy from The Netherlands, completed his PhD at the University of Amsterdam with his focus on Hip and Groin Pain in Athletes. He has published a number of papers on this topic. The Soccer Player Study Soccer players often experience hip and groin-related symptoms. It has been estimated that hip and/or

Muscle Strengthening Helps Decrease Neck Pain

Neck pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems that afflicts office worker. And a new review found a clear evidence that neck and shoulder muscle strengthening decreases neck pain. Researchers from University of Queensland with colleagues from Denmark, reviewed the scientific evidence for workplace-based interventions for office workers with neck pain. The authors