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How I Use Muscle Energy Techniques

Muscle Energy Techniques can easily be applied to improve ROM, decrease guarding, enhance manual techniques, and more. Here is how I use MET.

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3 Tools to Get More Out of Your Programs in 2013

Here are three tools everyone should have that can be used between workouts to help you mover better and feel better.

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Stuff You Should Read

Frontal Plane Stability, Soft Tissue Duration, and Cash Based Practice

This week’s stuff you should read comes from Chris Johnson, Patrick Ward, and Jarod Carter.

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Self Myofascial Release for the Forearm

Self Myofascial Release for the Forearm

Here is a video clip of a technique I use for self-myofascial release of the forearm using a massage stick. Obviously, this is a hard area to get with a foam roll and some of the techniques I have seen using the various trigger point balls don’t seem to apply enough pressure for me.

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Trigger Point Dry Needling

Trigger Point Dry Needling for Lateral Epicondylitis

Dry needling is gaining more popularity and becoming another great option when dealing with trigger points as well as pathologies such as lateral epicondylitis.

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Muscle Energy Techniques

Isometric Contractions, Trigger Points, and Muscle Energy Techniques

Isometric contractions can be a very powerful tool for trigger points when combined with stretching and muscle energy techniques.

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The Fibroblaster IASTM Tool

Over the past several months there has been much discussion about instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) techniques and IASTM tools on this website. I have found a new IASTM tool that you might like and wanted to share.

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Graston Technique: A Case Study and Other Thoughts on Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques

Today’s guest post is quick overview of the Graston technique and it’s application within a case study by Eric Schoenberg, MSPT, CSCS.  I thought Eric did a great job with the post and have will share some of my thoughts on instrument assisted soft tissue techniques, such as Graston technique, at the end of this […]

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