Home Office Chair Mobility

Home Office Chair Mobility

Whilst sitting at your desk it is important to keep moving to help prevent aches and pains building in the neck and back. Try this little sequence at different points in your day to keep you mobile and improve your posture at your desk.

Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology

Knowledge and an understanding of the human body and how it functions is the starting point of sports massage theory. The more we understand about how the body functions, what may interrupt this functioning (such as trauma and injury), and what influence increased activity has on the systems that combine to make it function, the…

What is Sports Massage?

What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage; it includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (a form of connective tissue that lines and ensheathes the other soft…

5 Step Shoulder Assessment

5 Step Shoulder Assessment

Shoulder issues are common as they are a highly used part of the body which is put under frequent strain. It is also an area of the body that is particularly interconnected with integral joints, such as the neck, ribcage, scapula, clavicle, and spine. All too often clients come to me after being diagnosed with…

The Use of Massage Therapy for Tendinitis/ Tendinopathy

The Use of Massage Therapy for Tendinitis/ Tendinopathy

‘Tendon disorders represent some of the most frequent orthopedic diagnoses, accounting for over 30% of all musculoskeletal consultations.’ (1) What are tendons? Tendons are the thick, fibrous cords that attach muscle to bone, not to be confused with ligaments, which attach bone to bone. Tendons are connective tissues that are made up collagen, a strong…

Welcome to our new board member – Tim Paine

Welcome to our new board member – Tim Paine

The LCSP Register is delighted to welcome Tim Paine to our board. Tim is the registrar and founder of the Sports Therapy UK, and has over 30 years experience in developing and teaching sports therapy courses, both through his organisation Sports Therapy UK and as a senior lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire. Tim is…

What is Oncology Massage?

What is Oncology Massage?

This is a question I get asked by therapists, clients, medical professionals and even by those who are well versed in the benefits of soft tissue therapy. In my experience, what makes it different from other types of massage is the disease and the clients’ state of health. Like other conditions that affect the tissue…

The Home Office Chair Workout

The Home Office Chair Workout

Lockdown has brought many challenges to us all; however, I like to look at the positives this last year has brought us and the new opportunities it brings to us as therapists, and the way it has forced us to change some of our practices.  I have used this time to slow down from the hectic…

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