Headaches and Whiplash

11 Dec 2011

Do you or someone you know suffer from reocurring headaches?  If so, read on; you may find the solution in this post. Many people suffering from headaches are also victims of whiplash.  Now, before you say “I’ve never had whiplash”, consider this: getting rear-ended by a car moving at 5 MPH can cause whiplash.  So what is whiplash? the most common type is cervical (neck) whiplash, but the lumbar spine (low back) can also be traumatized by whiplash. All it takes is for the neck or low back to be quickly, forcefully and unexpectedly thrust- “whipped” -forward and backward (or side-to-side.) As the neck whips forward, for instance, the muscles surrounding the cervical and/or.

Dermatomes And Myotomes – An Overview

29 Sep 2011
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The central nervous system is comprised of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system consists of cranial nerves, which branch out of the brain, and spinal nerves, which branch out of the spinal cord. A total of 31 sets of nerves branch out of the spinal cord. The point at which the nerve branches out from the cord is known as

Adenosine Triphosphate ~ Fuel for Body Cells

29 Sep 2011

This paper will focus on Adenosine triphosphate (ATP.)  Its overall function, where it is stored, its structure, how it is produced, and how it works in anaerobic and aerobic exercise.  Additionally, it will attempt to respond to the question of why a Sports Massage Therapist should know about ATP.

ATP is a chemical catabolized (i.e., broken down) from glucose and

Anatomy and Physiology of Skeletal Muscle

29 Sep 2011

The human body has three types of muscles: Skeletal, smooth, and cardiac. Because Sports Massage Therapists are mainly concerned with skeletal muscles, they will be the ones primarily discussed throughout this text.

Skeletal muscles are primarily attached to the bones of the body and, unlike smooth and cardiac muscles, are under voluntary control. They comprise most of the flesh of the body and...

What Does A Neuromuscular Therapist Do?

10 Apr 2011

I'm often asked to describe what I do as a Neuromuscular Therapist.   I explain that it's a bit difficult to put into words; it's much easier to understand when you experience it.   However, here's how I describe what I do: I specialize in injury rehabilitation and prevention.

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