There’s a good chance that it’s from these five over looked muscles.
The trapezius is a major player in headaches just because of its shear size, strength and the fact that it attaches at the base of your skull. .
When this monster locks down, it will give you a skull splitting headache that you couldn’t touch with a Tylenol the size of a hockey puck.
The second major system in this mess are is the suboccipital group, specifically, the RCP Major/Minor and the Obliquus Capitus Superior/Inferior. .
These muscles do two things, they move the skull and they provide positional information. When they are tight and angry, they choke off vessels, nerves and create massive discomfort. .
Most therapist tend to address the large neck muscles, however, these bandits contribute to headaches much more often than the major movers.
By releasing both of these groups, your headache goes bye bye.
1️⃣ Lateral Release
2️⃣ Flexion Release
3️⃣ Rotational Release
4️⃣ Trapezius Release
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It's a controversial opinion but I don't think superstars should be suspended for as long as role players. Also, if the team of the superstar suspended is a small market team, they should be able to request for the suspension to be upheld for the game.
BUILD THE SQUAT - START THEM YOUNG: The Drop Snatch
Previously we saw Jack perfecting the bottom of his squat position. This is fantastic - but we can't forget that sport is a HIGH VELOCITY activity. This means the athlete always needs to be challenged with speed. We want him to drive under the bar into the bottom squat position. If you were to take a picture of his overhead squat and compare it to his drop snatch, they should be the exact same. If not - we need to enhance his ability to maintain centration at speed.
We always want athletes to take a proactive step of building the squat at a young age, and maintain that ability as they grow older. We do not claim to be miracle workers - this was simple for Jack to master at a young age. But if athletes are specializing in one sport and don't have any other means of Athletic Development, this will be more difficult to work on with bad habits and damage caused from overuse.
1. ALWAYS maintain Golden Armour rules.
2. Get under the bar fast, drive it towards the ceiling, lock out at the top.
3. Ensure squat has already been perfected, and the bottom of the Drop Snatch looks exactly like the bottom of their squat.
Time to get ready for the NHL Trade Deadline with Episode 32: The Dale Hunter Edition! Raj calls into the studio from Toronto to talk trade ideas with Tim. The Leafs, Jets, Flames and more will be discussed. And more good news, the boys will have another episode out this week after the deadline!
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Eccentric hamstrings - crucial for both rehab and training.
1 142 days ago
Considering Knee Surgery?
June 28, 2018
Ewa M. Roos, University of Southern Denmark
Knee surgery is common. Young adults have their anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed after tearing it when playing sports. Middle-aged people have parts of their meniscus trimmed when they have pain and limited knee mobility. And older people have their knees replaced by metal and plastic when their cartilage has worn out. The idea that there is something mechanically wrong that needs to be fixed with orthopaedic surgery is a compelling idea – but is it right?
Total joint replacement is the greatest orthopaedic innovation and has doubtless improved the lives of millions of people around the world. The rate of total knee replacement increased fourfold in Denmark over ten years, and is expected to continue to rise as the population gets older, more overweight and more physically inactive.
In the UK, by 2035, it is projected that 118,666 knee replacements will be performed. However, replacing the knee joint with metal and plastic is not associated with pain relief for everyone. About two out of ten people who undergo the procedure do not experience any pain relief at all and may actually be worse off after surgery than before.
In older people, only one study has randomly allocated patients to test whether total knee replacement plus an extensive non-surgical treatment package gave more pain relief and functional improvement compared with getting just the non-surgical treatment package, where the non-surgical package included patient education, supervised exercise therapy, seeing a dietitian if overweight, using biomechanical insoles in shoes and taking painkillers, if needed.
In this study, which I was involved with, we found that the combination of surgery and the treatment package was associated with twice the improvement in pain and function compared with having the treatment package only.
However, surgery came with a price. About one in ten people had a serious adverse event, such as a blood clot or an infection, requiring more treatments in hospital, including more surgery.
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1 173 days ago
Don’t fall prey to the cult of wellness
CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL
PUBLISHED JANUARY 4, 2019
Margaret McCartney is a family doctor in Scotland and an award-winning writer and broadcaster on Radio 4. Her most recent book is The State of Medicine.
As a middle-aged, generously proportioned woman, in the past few years I have discovered that I much prefer running a 10k to an evening of gins and tonics. The revelation that an occupation of sweat and effort can make one feel better rather than worse has also, unfortunately, been my conduit into what can only be deemed the cult of “wellness.”
Health-food shops, running and cycling magazines and sports stores welcome the handmaidens of detox and clean eating, who together promote chia seeds, coconut oil, almond milk and spirulina as the supposedly enlightened alternative for the “dirty” diners among us (who are also eating rather cheaper). Vast amounts of technology is marketed through the wellness industry, via apps and fitness devices, promoted as a responsible way to “know thyself” better. But, frankly, it makes something which should be fun – good living – into a miserable, competitive, pseudoscientific morass.
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1 114 days ago
Meet the practitioners:
Dr. Melissa Mullett, Chiropractor
Melissa is a Chiropractor and neurofunctional acupuncture provider. She completed her undergraduate degree at Brock University with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology. During her time there, her focus was on athletic therapy and rehabilitation for athletes. She then graduated from a 4-year Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College as well as completing her Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University. During this time, she gained experience working with a chronic pain population.
Melissa is committed to delivering patient-centred, personalized, and evidence-based chiropractic care to the residents of the Stouffville community and surrounding area. Her techniques often include adjustments, mobilizations, soft tissue therapy, laser, acupuncture and rehabilitation exercises. Her goal is to get you back to pain free and happy living!
1 96 days ago
A rehab success story - from a severe back injury with sciatica to this.
***HOW TO DO A DEFICIT DEADLIFT***
Stand on a platform (from 2 to 7cm) which elevates your feet slightly off the floor.
Position the bar on the floor over the top of your shoelaces and assume a hip width stance (some prefer a more narrow stance or toes turned out based on personal hip anatomy).
Push your hips back and hinge forward until your torso is nearly parallel with the floor.
Reach down and grasp the bar using a shoulder width, double overhand grip. Inhale and pull up slightly on the bar while allowing your hips to drop in a seesaw fashion. This phenomenon is commonly referred to as “pulling the slack out of the bar”.
As you drop the hips and pull up on the bar, set the lats (imagine you’re trying to squeeze a small ball in your armpits) and ensure your armpits are positioned directly over the bar. Don’t lift with your back or arms - drive through the legs to rise. Drive through the whole foot and focus on pushing the floor away. Ensure the bar tracks in a straight line as you extend the knees and hips. .
The butt and knees come up at the same time, i.e., don’t straighten the legs before extending the hips. Keep entire core and upper body engaged (abs, back, lats).
Once you have locked out the hips, reverse the movement by pushing the hips back and hinging forward. Keep the core engaged on the way down.
Return the bar to the floor (don’t drop it), reset, and repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
Our most recent GoPro Hockey video is sitting at #26 on YouTube’s Trending page for all of Canada. This is unreal. Back-to-back ‘weird flex but okay’ posts...but this is too sick😂
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It be like that sometimes
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Brady Tkachuk showing some love between the benches