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Who Is John Barnes?

Who Is John Barnes?

John Barnes (R) and myself (L) If you’re familiar with English football, you could be forgiven for thinking John Barnes is a sports pundit, New Order backup singer, and ex-Liverpool and Newcastle United “football” (aka soccer) player. He is, of course, so if that’s who you’re looking for – you might want to try theContinue Reading »

What Is Self-Myofascial Release?

What Is Self-Myofascial Release?

Have you seen people frantically rolling around on the floor using foam rollers and talking about ‘Self-Myofascial Release’? It’s a miracle if you haven’t. It seems to be a current viral trend right now. Aggressively rubbing tight muscles with foam rollers – before and after a heavy workout – has become the latest “fitspo” trend.Continue Reading »

How Can I Tell If I Have Myofascial Pain Syndrome?

How Can I Tell If I Have Myofascial Pain Syndrome?

Have you been told by well-meaning friends or relatives that you might have Myofascial Pain Syndrome? Perhaps you’ve been searching online and arrived at a Dr Google diagnosis of Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Still, you’re not sure what it is or whether your symptoms 100% fit the criteria. You have questions. What is going on? We’veContinue Reading »

What Are Trigger Points?

What Are Trigger Points?

Heard of trigger points? For some, a trigger point is when your child asks, “why?” or “can I have a snack?” for the one-millionth time today. For others, it’s when your husband leaves his socks on the floor or doesn’t hang his jacket up in the proper place. When your girlfriend is hormonal and moodyContinue Reading »

Is Myofascial Release Therapy Overhyped?

Is Myofascial Release Therapy Overhyped?

Some people say designer handbags, New Year’s Eve, and curly Kale are over-rated. But if you’re an Instagram Influencer, a Kardashian, or a health and wellness blogger: designer bags and Kale-green superfood smoothies are everything. Plus, some people live for the crushing disappointment of the annual New Year’s Eve parties – closely followed by theContinue Reading »

How does Myofascial Release Therapy Compare with Physical Therapy?

How does Myofascial Release Therapy Compare with Physical Therapy?

So, how does Myofascial Release Therapy shape up when compared to Physical Therapy?  Good question. We’re pleased you asked because many patients confuse these two types of therapy. Both aim to reduce pain, improve mobility, and increase well-being. But that’s where their similarities end – and they achieve their pain-killing and mobility-boosting goal in differentContinue Reading »