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

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