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Parkinsons Disease or MSA?

Oct 19, 2017

Had an enlightening discussion yesterday about MSA. I hadn't heard of it. It is Multiple System Atrophy; a rare nervous system disorder (partly similar to Parkinsons) where the brain becomes damaged leading to deterioration of our automatic functions like breathing, balance, etc…/multiple-syste…/Pages/Introduction.aspx
There's no specific test to diagnose Multiple System Atrophy.
A diagnosis can usually be made based on the symptoms, although it can potentially be confused with Parkinson's disease.

Kinesiology Taping (also known as kay-taping)

Aug 04, 2017

Just what is it and what does it do?

The use of kinesiology tape has increased dramatically amongst professional athletes and more recently among people with general muscular ailments, even though it was developed over forty years ago! You may have wondered what and why some sports people wear brightly coloured tape….

What is it?

It is an advanced therapeutic, Read More →

Check In

Jul 23, 2017

Are you a #Facebook addict? Why not Check In the next time you visit.? #AbsoluteTherapy.

A quick Vlog of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM)

Jul 22, 2017

Breakfast Blog

Jul 21, 2017

I'm still a newbie to Blogging, I find that I'd rather spend the time 'doing' than 'Blogging' what I'm doing!

Today is different as I'm sitting waiting on my protein powered breakfast in JJs in Washington, Newcastle.  Shortly I'm heading to The Bodyworks Clinic for an IASTM workshop, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation.

More to follow...

An alternative complementary therapy

Jun 28, 2017

In between things, I've just popped into the garden to top up some Vitamin D from the sun's rays and grab some greens..... the few that there are! Novice gardener!

Back to Business

Jan 04, 2017

That's 2017 broken in. Apologies for the pun and good wishes for a Happy New and Rest of Year.

I hope to Blog more frequently this year.  For a start; where and what to Google; Placebos, are they for real?

A pain in the neck

Nov 20, 2016

What causes a pain in the neck - that nagging husband, a moaning friend, a whining child? If so, you're on the wrong website! Here the reference is to those upper back, shoulder and neck muscles. The ones which are constantly fighting gravity, turning round when reversing the car, looking left and right, raising or lowering to read your tablet or mobile in the sun, pulling up your shoulders when cold or feeling tense? and so it goes on.

These daily repetitive movements in an ideal world would be ache free, add; work/home life pressures and posture and then the body's simple desire to work efficiently becomes compromised. Soft tissue such as ligament, tendon and muscle becomes tired, tightens and therefore shortens, so it's elasticity lessens. This can result in areas of taut muscle and 'knots' as we know them and the range of movement can be restricted. We've all had and rub them; they are firm but movable, and tender or sore to the touch. 

In manual therapy, (physiotherapy or massage therapy) terms they are technically referred to a myofascial trigger points. The good news is, that a combination of remedial massage techniques (manual therapy) with home exercising can produce a significant improvement in pain in the above areas (Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy 2016).