Category Archive for: ‘Myofacial Pain’

Myofascial Release. Is it for me?

Kristen Pitts, MSPT May 7, 2012 Have you asked yourself the following questions? “Why do my muscles still feel tight after I have stretched? Why does my massage only provide temporary relief from my pain and tightness?” While the human body is a very complex system with many factors contributing to pain and stiffness, one area of soft tissue restriction …

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Combat Muscle Pain, Improve Workouts with Myofascial Release: Q & A with Fitness Pro Doug Jackson

July 9, 2009By Kim TobinExaminer.com Self myofascial release techniques (SMRT), although not new, are becoming more popular among athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike. Doug Jackson, M.Ed.,CSCS, South Florida personal trainer and owner of PersonalFitnessAdvantage.com, took some time to discuss these techniques. He explained what they are and how they’re being used to improve the quality of muscle tissue, increase performance …

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Brainstorming Brings About New Fibromyalgia Drug

Company looked for existing medicationBy Terri SomersUnion-Tribune Staff Writer January 18, 2009 The Food and Drug Administration’s approval last week of a new fibromyalgia drug, Savella, brought needed relief to the Massee family in San Diego’s Sabre Springs neighborhood. Penny Massee, 59, the matriarch, chief cook, bottle washer and grandson spoiler, said she experienced “miraculous” results from the medication since …

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Dr. Janet Travell: The First Female Physician In The White House

DR. MARK KESTNER, Post ColumnistPosted: Sunday, November 2, 2008 6:47 am I first became aware of the work of Dr. Janet Travell as a result of studying the effects of what are known as “myofascial trigger points.” Trigger points are small, often painful nodules in muscles. If you have them, you may call them “knots”. Travell researched these knots extensively. …

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