The Secret of Professional Athletes

Nick Miller treats LaShawn Merritt

For most people experiencing an injury is a setback. It may be in the form of time off work or cessation of an exercise routine. Though this may be frustrating it is never more so than for the athlete. Little niggles and strains can be major setbacks in preparation for competitions and the … [Read more...]

What is Pain? What causes Pain?

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In the previous article, pain was defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) as a subjective feeling associated with tissue damage. In other words, if a person senses or creates pain they are eliciting an inflammatory response caused by soft tissue damage. In an article … [Read more...]

The Long and Short of Tight Muscles

Nick Miller treats LaShawn Merritt

This article is guest posted by Dr Nicholas Miller, a Chiropractor & Kinesiologist.  He lives and practices at HealthSpace Lane Cove in Sydney, Australia. At some point in your life, you may have gone to a therapist, for them to say to you ‘wow, you’re tight’. This visit would shortly be … [Read more...]

How to Treat Pain and the Modern Gordian Knot Analogy

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This article questions the methods that are currently used to treat athletes, calling for a new paradigm shift. It presents the story of the Gordian Knot and Alexander the Great and how new ways of thinking spark new frontiers The legend mentions that the 23-year-old Alexander the Great was faced … [Read more...]

How Inflammation Can Affect Recovery, Performance and Overall Wellness

How Inflammation Can Affect Recovery, Performance

An athlete is a study of change and adaptation through the medium of movement. Movement itself is a complex interaction of structure, function, physiology and behaviour (physical, mental and emotional). The proper manipulation of these interactions determines the integrity of the connective and soft … [Read more...]

History of microStretching® (Part 1)

Nikos Apostolopoulos MicroStretching NBA

INTRODUCTION In 1986 I was exposed to the concept of stretching as a therapeutic tool from a dear friend of mine, Waldemar Matuskewski PhD. In 1995 I created and founded a therapy known as Stretch Therapy® which led to the development of the technique of microStretching®. The purpose of this blog … [Read more...]

PODCAST on Microstretching Benefits

Nikos Apostolopoulos MicroStretching

I briefly discussed the benefits of Microstretching in my recent article How to Relieve Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS).  There is pending research that Low intensity static stretching or Microstretching may be beneficial for DOMS, as well as improve your range of motion. You have to go … [Read more...]

The Winning Mind: the Rick Beardsell Story (Part 2)

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This article was written by Stevie Gee, a personal trainer, fitness coach and a GB Master Athlete at 400m. He competed for Northern Ireland in the early 1990s, and aims to run at the European Vets Athletic Championships, next year’s World Masters Championships in Lyon M45 over 400m. Click here to … [Read more...]

The Winning Mind: the Rick Beardsell Story (Part 1)

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This article was written by Stevie Gee, a personal trainer, fitness coach and a GB Master Athlete at 400m. He competed for Northern Ireland in the early 1990s, and aims to run at the European Vets Athletic Championships, next year’s World Masters Championships in Lyon M45 over 400m. Click here … [Read more...]

14 Tapering Strategies to Bring Speed Athletes to Peak Cycle

Dan Pfaff Amy Acuff

This article is guest blogged by Ryan Banta, an assistant coach at the Ladue/St. Louis Lightning Track; Feld club. He previously wrote Sprint Drills and Cues and Acceleration and Maximum Velocity To view all his articles on this Blog click here . It's my birthday, and I thought this … [Read more...]

Applications of Taping: Lymphatic to Pediatric

Applications of Taping Lymphatic to Pediatric

This article was written by Dr. Kenzo Kase, a graduate of National College of Chiropractic, is the inventor and developer of the Kinesio Taping Method and Kinesio Tex Tape. He is president of the Kinesio Taping Association International and can be contacted with questions or comments via Kinesio USA … [Read more...]

Hamstrung by the Hamstring – Treatment and Prevention, Part 1

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This guest post was written by Dr. Allan Tissenbaum. He is an Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Pittsburgh, PA, specializing in both Surgery and Sports Medicine. Outside of work, he is a top ranked Masters Sprinter winning several National titles in the M50 category and prior years.  He has run … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Optimize Your Sprint Strength Program

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This article is guest blogged by Joel Smith, an Assistant Strength Coach of Olympic Sports at the University of California, Berkeley. Visit his website at www.just-fly-sports.com. He also wrote the controversial article 3 Reasons the Squat is NOT the Cornerstone of Strength Training for Sprinters … [Read more...]

Interview with Dr Jess Greaux, on Rehab and Biomechanics

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This is part 7 of the Freelap Friday Five Series, Season Three. To review the past 37 interviews, click here. Part 1 was Jeff Cubos, Chiropractor and Performance Therapist Part 2 was John Godina, World Athletics Center founder & Elite Shot Putter Part 3 was Questions & Answers from … [Read more...]