2020 Jan 15

Myofascial Trigger Points – Definition, Importance and Self-Care

By |2020-01-16T08:08:20-05:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Chiropractic, Massage Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What are myofascial trigger points? These are tender and tight spots within your muscles (Figure 1).  Trigger points are linked to a condition called myofascial pain or myofascial pain syndrome (MPS).  While MPS is commonly accepted among clinicians, there is still debate about how to define MPS and what causes it.  Myofascial pain is [...]

2018 Jan 12

Exercise in the Prevention and Treatment of Almost Every Chronic Disease

By |2018-01-12T12:39:31-05:00January 12th, 2018|Categories: Exercise|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Exercise may be described as a 'polypill' to prevent and/or treat almost every chronic disease, with obvious benefits such as its low cost and practical lack of adverse effects. As opposed to exercise though, no drug intervention has proven efficient to maintain muscle fitness, a key factor to ensure independent living throughout all stages of life. [...]