Posts Tagged ‘running injuries’

Increase Your Flexibility – Tools for your Success

Posted on October 22nd, 2011, by relax

Stretching to many people, is like eating vegetables.  We know it is good for us but when given a choice – we choose our favorite activity or favorite side dish over what we can benefit from more!   Our mind-set in sports seems to be to “just do it”  And, we continue to be misinformed and uninformed on the proper techniques of [...]

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Why Is It Important to Treat Scar Tissue?

Posted on January 24th, 2011, by relax

A simple scar from childhood or one from surgery can have serious effects on your body as well as create a source of emotional pain.  Scar tissue is not only what you see on the surface of your skin but it is a three dimensional web of fibrous tissue which has the potential to spread in any direction, [...]

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Muscle of the Month (October): Soleus

Posted on October 7th, 2006, by relax

Soleus is Latin for sole, a flat fish.  The soleus is a broad, flat muscle in the calf of the leg.  It is a small  muscle of the lower posterior leg, located just under the gastrocnemius muscle.  The soleus is a more powerful plantarflexor than the gastrocnemius.  The soleus is originates on the tibia and fibula and inserts [...]

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How does Massage Therapy benefit my marathon training?

Posted on October 7th, 2006, by relax

Are you training for a marathon this fall?  Being a long-distance runner and massage therapist, I can attest to the benefits of regular massage in the preparation of the marathon.  There are different phases of sports massage that benefit the athlete at different times leading up and following the actual event.  I will be addressing the preventative sports massage, [...]

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Muscle of the Month (September): Psoas

Posted on September 10th, 2006, by relax

The psoas in a powerful core muscle of the body.  This is a key muscle for many activities especially, those involving running. The tendons of the psoas major muscle and another muscle called the iliacus converge to a single insertion called the iliopsoas.  The iliopsoas is a strong flexor of the hip joint, and a [...]

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Muscle of the Month (August) Gastrocnemius

Posted on August 20th, 2006, by relax

The gastrocnemius or what many refer to as the “calf” muscle, is the one of the larger muscles of the leg, and the largest muscle of the lower leg.  Its main function is in flexing the knee, and with the aid of other muscles it also planarflexes the ankle joint.  It extends from the femur to [...]

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