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November 2014

Tips to Avoid Christmas Shopping Pains

By | Pain Info, Blog

It’s a tale as old as infomercials – tiring nights of Christmas shopping followed by equally tiring days at the office. You felt fine doing the same thing last year, didn’t you? Why should this year be any different?   The Problem This year you feel cramped and tense, with hurting feet and a twinge in your neck or stiffness…

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Trigger Point Therapy

By | Blog, Trigger Point Therapy

A “trigger point” is actually a restriction or adhesion in the body’s myofascial matrix. Trigger points can cause pain at the specific location of the adhesion, or the trigger point can refer pain to other areas of the body. By releasing the “trigger” (or myofascial restriction) this referred pain is eliminated.   The purpose of trigger point therapy is to…

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Swedish Massage Therapy

By | Blog, Swedish Massage Therapy

Swedish Massage Therapy forms the cornerstone for most other types of massage therapy techniques. It has the special ability to relieve pain and stress from your sore aching muscles. Most people associate this form of massage with stress relief but it has many other documented benefits.   Swedish massage benefits the body because of the specific techniques it involves.  …

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Sports Massage Therapy

By | Blog, Sports Massage Therapy

Sports Massage Therapy at our painPRO clinics is targeted to support all fitness enthusiasts from elite athletes to weekend warriors. Properly applied, Sports Massage will help recovery time from sporting injuries as well as improving your sport performance.   Whether you are a competitive athlete, a committed exercise enthusiast, or simply a weekend warrior injury is always a possibility. If…

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Myofascial Release Therapy

By | Myofascial Release Therapy, Pain Info, Blog

Myofascial Release is a massage therapy technique that can be used to help correct many conditions that result in pain. What is Fascia? First we should explain what the term ‘myofascia’ means. As much as we like to sound smart it is more important that you understand what is happening in your body. ‘Myo’ simply means muscle and ‘fascia’ is…

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Muscle Energy Technique

By | Blog, Muscle Energy Technique

This treatment is also known as Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation or PNF for short. Now you can see why we like the term “Muscle Energy Technique”: it’s easier to say. The focus of the treatment is to reset your muscle length neurologically. Muscles that are tight and/or sore as a result of stress or injury tend to be stuck in a…

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Joint Mobilizations

By | Blog, Joint Mobilizations

Joints that become compressed, locked, or fixated reduce your ability to move effortlessly and generally results in some level of pain. Any joint that is not moving properly will have a negative effect on surrounding soft tissue (muscles and tendons). What tends to happen is that muscles surrounding the joint tighten thus causing pain and further restricting movement.   There…

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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization I.A.S.T.M. (aka Graston Technique)

By | Blog, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization I.A.S.T.M. (aka Graston Technique)

IASTM is an innovative, form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. IASTM is Great for Chronic Conditions The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The IASTM Instruments, while enhancing the clinician’s ability to detect…

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End Range Loading

By | Blog, End Range Loading

What can End Range Loading Treat? End Range Loading is a Massage Therapy technique that helps relieve neurological pain caused by vertebral disc injuries, nerve entrapments, tendon injuries, or connective tissue adhesions. Some of the common terms used for these conditions are: Intervertebral Disc (IV) Herniations Slipped Disc Sciatica Piriformis Syndrome Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Myofascial Adhesions Nerve Stenosis End Range…

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Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

By | Blog, Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

Deep tissue massage therapy treatments are designed to relieve restrictions, tension, and pain in the deep layers of muscle and fascial connective tissue. This form of manual therapy is particularly effective for individuals who are involved in activities that require heavy physical exertion or careers that create unnatural postural positions…such as computer work. This would include people involved in sporting…

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