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What is a trigger point?

A trigger point is often described as a painful nodule found in a taut band of muscle.  Trigger points can often refer pain elsewhere, limit range of motion, cause painful movement, and make a muscle weaker. It all starts with electrical impulses and chemicals reactions.  A muscle contracts when it receives a message from a [...]

What is a trigger point?2024-05-01T19:58:47-04:00

5 common mistakes you may be making while foam rolling

Foam rolling can be useful to help minimize the amount of adhesions in your connective tissue between massage sessions. These adhesions can eventually create points of weakness in the tissue, as tissue that isn't contracting uniformly from one end to the other, could lead to muscular imbalances, injuries and pain. Foam rolling can also lead [...]

5 common mistakes you may be making while foam rolling2024-05-01T20:28:06-04:00

5 Awesome stretches to increase your hip mobility (and maybe decrease your back pain)

Great hip mobility is necessary in allowing your body move thru a 'normal' range of motion. Indeed, if your hips aren't able to move in the ways and in the range of motion they were intended to, they may not become as useful and muscle compensations will eventually occur, which may lead to low back [...]

5 Awesome stretches to increase your hip mobility (and maybe decrease your back pain)2024-05-01T20:29:46-04:00
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