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Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Postural Dysfunction, Uncategorized on November 6th, 2010 No Comments

Anterior Pelvic Tilt (APT) is commonly associated with Low Back Pain (LBP), this postural dysfunction can be a unilateral or bilateral problem. (APT) increases the lumbar lordotic curve which shifts the weight distribution off the intervertebral disc and places it onto the facet joints, which are not weight bearing joints. This structural shift can close […]

Muscle Tension and Joint Subluxation

Pain & Injury, Uncategorized on November 4th, 2010 No Comments

Muscle tension can cause joint subluxation which in turn can lead to nerve compression and resultant neurological symptoms such as numbness, tingling and paraesthesia. It is so great when massage and chiropractic can work together to resolve these common and painful situations. Neuromuscular Therapy can reduce  muscular tension and make chiropractic adjustments easier to apply, […]

Types of Muscle Contractions

Uncategorized on October 28th, 2010 No Comments

There are basically three distinct types of muscle contraction. 1) Isometric 2) Isotonic Concentric 3) Isotonic Eccentric An isometric contraction is defined as a muscle contraction without joint movement. A good example of this is when a bodybuilder is posing for a contest and he holds the arm up to contract the arm muscles displaying […]

Cyriax Cross Fiber Friction

Uncategorized on October 26th, 2010 No Comments

I learned Cyriax Cross Fiber Friction in a Sports Massage course up in Seattle, WA back in 1990. My teacher at the time loved sports and sports massage. He taught us the exact treatment protocol outlined by James Cyriax minus the corticosteriod injection. Personally and professionally I think this is one of the most effective […]