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…

Origin of Kinesiology

Origin of Kinesiology

An American chiropractor Dr George Goodheart amongst others researched the link between muscles, meridians, organs and systems of the body. This work became Applied Kinesiology in the early 1960s. Dr John Thie with the assistance of his wife Carrie developed the Touch for Health programme in the late 1960s initially for lay people, with the permission of the team…

LCSP Register AGM 2021

LCSP Register AGM 2021

Our Annual General Meeting this year will be held via Zoom at 1100 on Saturday 26th June. The details for the zoom call are now available in on our noticeboard in the members’ area. Also there are various documents available for your to peruse prior to the event – AGM Agenda, President’s Report, Directors’ Report,…

True Meaning of Healing

True Meaning of Healing

Healing comes from the Old English hælan, meaning “cure; save; make whole, sound and well.” This information was shared with me at a recent workshop with anatomist John Sharky, whose work on understanding of fascia and biotensegrity is immense. I sat there thinking this sounds like something we should aim for more than ‘being healed’. Maybe…

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