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Research: Static Stretching vs PNF (MET) for the Hamstrings
November 11, 2011 – 8:11 am | Comments Off
Research:  Static Stretching vs PNF (MET) for the Hamstrings

A study at the Human Movement and Function Laboratory (UK) looked at the effects of a single 30-second static stretch versus a 6-second agonist contraction PNF (Muscle Energy) technique on the hamstrings.
While the results showed …

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Scapular Motion in Shoulder Injuries
April 25, 2011 – 8:37 am | Comments Off
Scapular Motion in Shoulder Injuries

Those of you who have taken my Upper Body Sports Massage Course have heard me carry on about how incorrect scapular movement can lead to shoulder impingement.  Here is information on a study regarding just …

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Research: Lower Limb Compression and Sports Massage
November 20, 2010 – 12:12 pm | Comments Off
Research: Lower Limb Compression and Sports Massage

A study performed in the United Kingdom looked at the effects of lower limb compression tights and massage on the symptoms of exercise-induced muscle damage in women.  Test subjects performed 100 plyometric drop jump exercises …

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Living Fascia Video
November 12, 2010 – 6:28 am | Comments Off
Living Fascia Video

Here is a great, informative video showing fascial connections within the body.

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Research: Massage Induces Greater Range of Motion
July 25, 2010 – 7:26 am | Comments Off
Research: Massage Induces Greater Range of Motion

A recently published study performed brief (10 or 30 second) massage to the musculotendinous junction of the hamstrings in the research subjects and found a significant increase in hip flexion range of motion for both …

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