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What exactly is Active Recovery?

Usain Bolt warm up

What is active recovery? Have you ever had one of those killer sessions and thought this is going to hurt tomorrow? You know the ones where you can trouble ahead. Feel the lactic pumping into your legs. Photo credits: Copyright Usain Bolt Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) peaks anywhere … [Read more...]

What is the Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)? Part 2


Click here for What is the Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)? Part 1 As a chiropractor and musculoskeletal practitioner, I see pain over the lateral thigh as a common presentation. Often in either runner, cyclist or people who regularly exercise, many turn to their foam roller to reduce pain and … [Read more...]

Comprehensive Recovery Training for Athletes [Part 3]

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This is Part 3 of a multi-part article.  Please read Comprehensive Recovery Training for Athletes [Part 1] first.  Then read Part 2 here. In this article, I'm going to discuss several more key passive recovery topics. Many of these you will be familiar with, but hopefully I can provide you with … [Read more...]

What is the Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)? Part 1

Anatomy of the itb-syndrome

Anyone who regularly exercises, particularly runners, will often describe how their ITB (Ilio Tibial Band) is tight. For this reason, they will spend time at length “rolling out”, often enduring considerable pain, to "loosen up" the outer part of the thigh. And while you roll out in agony, the … [Read more...]

Anatomy Train & the Missing Link: The Importance of Slings & Chains in Athletes

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The human body is made up of approximately 206 bones, 340 joints, 640 muscle and 900 ligaments. These are rather big numbers when you add them together, and this doesn't include the dense and complex neurological system that coordinates all these processes. None of these 2086 structural … [Read more...]

Comprehensive Recovery Training for Athletes [Part 1]

Electrical Muscle Stimulation photo by Derek Hansen

I don’t think that there exists a complete guide for athletes that tackles the underrated topic of “Recovery-Regeneration” strategies. In this part one of a multi-part series, I’m going to disclose all of the scientific and practical information that I know of on this topic. In short, I need to … [Read more...]

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


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)


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...]