Today, we’re going to talk about the importance of squatting. Often, in rehabilitation and recovery plans, the focus is on strengthening and recovering function in other muscle groups. The muscles involved in squatting can end up being overlooked. This is problematic, because the muscles involved in squatting are crucial for maintaining and improving basic executive […]
“Movement = health and motion is life.” – The Joint Play and Mobilization textbook is now available in eBook format. It contains concise, easily accessible information on topics including joint play and mobilizations, muscle energy and myofascial techniques, and much more. Joint Play and Mobilizations is designed as a quick reference guide for students, instructors […]
It seems to be a universally instinctive response that we should rub an area of our body where we are experiencing soreness or fatigue. Prehistoric cave paintings in the Pyrenees dating to BCE c. 15,0001 appear to depict some form of therapeutic touch, but it’s difficult to say exactly when and where massage practices first started to be performed in any kind of methodical way. Ancient literature, artwork and archaeological evidence reveal that massage practices existed in many ancient cultures such as India, China, Egypt, Greece, the Roman Empire, Japan, Thailand and Korea.