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What is Reciprocal Inhibition?

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Patient's Version: Reciprocal inhibition is a neuromuscular reflex that inhibits opposing muscles during movement. For example, contracting your elbow flexors (biceps) then your elbow extensors (triceps) are inhibited. This is the ideology behind active stretching, and one component of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF stretching). (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a form of flexibility

What is a Lisfranc Injury?

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The term Lisfranc’s injury was named after a French surgeon called Jacques Lisfranc in the Napoleon era who in 1815 described a quick way of amputating the forefoot in soldiers in the war. His way was to cut through the tarsometarsal (TMT) joint in the midfoot and so avoid cutting

Whats is the Medical Difference between the types Multiple Sclerosis

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There are four main types of MS you should be aware of... Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) Relapsing-Remitting MS (RRMS). This is the most common form of multiple sclerosis Secondary-Progressive MS (SPMS). In SPMS, symptoms worsen steadily over time, with or without the occurrence of relapses and remissions Primary-Progressive MS (PPMS)

Sickle Cell Treatment at Therapyroom1

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With globalisation of people  there are more and more cases of patients in the UK who are attending clinic with the condition called Sickle Cell and we have treated some in the past and feel that we need to speak up on this topic as it can be life threatening

What is the Medical Difference?

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What is the difference between sickle cell anemia and sickle cell disease? Because they have one (A) gene, individuals with the trait do not have any medical problems, but they can pass the (S) gene to their children. People with sickle cell disease (SS) inherit two genes for sickle hemoglobin (S) from their parents. They

Seniors: Regaining Muscle Control

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Most people who know about Therapyroom1 will tell you that we treat mainly sports injuries and they would be right. What is less known and the reason  the need to write this article is that we also do other types of treatment, for example the elderly. As our senior members gradually

What is ASMR and how do we at Therapyroom1 use it?

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In short ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, it’s a phenomenon which is difficult to explain but essentially patients experience through a relaxing tingling in the scalp, back of the neck and also their back a very calming sensation that washes over you. Is ASMR actually real? We use ASMR to

Back Pain or Constipation or Both

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There are many people suffering from back pain who come to clinics such as Therapyroom1 for treatment, however no matter what we might try e.g. massage, manipulation, mobilisation stretching etc, it just does not work. So what is causing this back pain?  I appreciate that many good therapists like me might

Assisted Sit-Ups – Our Core Muscles

Our core is a complex series of muscles, extending far beyond our abs, they include everything besides your arms and legs and are incorporated in almost every human movement. The core muscles: can act as an isometric or dynamic stabilizer for movement, transfer force from one extremity to another, initiate movement

Boxing: Shoulder Rehabilitation (Serratus Anterior & Posterior)

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The serratus anterior muscle is often called the "big swing" or "boxer's muscle" because it is largely responsible for the protraction of the scapula i.e. the pulling of the scapula forward and around the rib cage that occurs when someone throws a punch. The serratus anterior is innervated by the long thoracic nerve (Nerve of

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