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Quads vs. Hamstrings

  • 15 October 2019
  • Author: Matthew Shelly
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Quads vs. Hamstrings

When it comes to changing movement, it’s vital that we address the soft tissue. We know that hotspots, trigger points and excessive muscular tension can limit range of motion and compromise movement patterns. Foam rolling and self-massage has been proven to improve both short-term flexibility and long-term flexibility when performed on a regular basis. The key is to find the areas that will have the greatest positive impact on whatever movement pattern you’re trying to improve upon. If your goal is to improve the active straight leg raise, we need to address the soft tissue in the posterior chain. To be more specific, we should be focusing on the calves, hamstrings, and glutes.

So what is the POINT of Dry Needling?

  • 25 September 2019
  • Author: Matthew Shelly
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So what is the POINT of Dry Needling?

When I do a musculoskeletal examination and find soft tissue problems—a muscle that’s doing too much or not enough—in the past as a Chiropractor, I could use a laser, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, Active Release Technique, different tools, manipulation or mobilization.

There are many techniques to try to get muscles to reset so I could then take the patient into exercise, maybe tape a little bit and provide some re-training.

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