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Author: Amy Weinberger

Amy Weinberger

In sickness and in movement

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I understand that frequent movement is a NECESSITY for neural health and motor control. I lead by example because I know 632 million people worldwide suffer low back pain. Musculoskeletal disorders account for 21.3% of ALL years lived with disability*. Get MOVING. *Global Burden of Disease Study, The Lancet 2012

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Ankle Sprain Strength Excercises

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It is important to rehab your ankle soon after a sprain to regain strength and movement. Did you know that 2/3 or people who sprain their ankle will go on to have a second sprain? Sprains can bring about faulty movement patterns, causing bigger problems throughout the kinetic chain as time goes on (the ankle loses…

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Why do your knuckles pop?

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Some people love the feeling of cracking their knuckles, while others cringe at the sound. But what causes that trademark pop? And is it dangerous? This is something I am commonly asked about. Eleanor Nelsen gives the facts behind joint popping in this short TEDx talk. (4 mins 20s)

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‘Yoga Tune Up’ Massage Therapy Balls

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At the end of your treatment we will discuss homecare advice so that clients can continue to help improve their particular complaint themselves. A frequent suggestion I make is self-massage on facilitated muscles to help release trigger points and soften and hydrate the tissues. I am not a fan of golf balls - tennis balls can be okay - nor am…

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Chronic vs. Acute Pain

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There is often some misunderstanding as to what constitutes 'chronic' pain. The different labels - chronic versus acute - in fact relate to the period of time the individual has been experiencing it, not in fact the quality of the pain itself. Chronic pain is pain which has persisted for over 12 weeks. This is very…

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Diastasis Recti

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In this video Dr Kathy Dooley - who I am lucky enough to have been tutored by - gives a great visual illustration of what happens if you experience a diastasis recti (where the rectus abdominus muscles separate from each other). Focus should not be primarily on shortening the rectus abdominus. The obliques - muscles of exhalation - and the transverse abdominus…

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Neurokinetic Therapy – Call for Volunteers

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"Motion is a component of movement, but movement requires motor control, which includes stability, balance, postural control, coordination and perception" Gray Cook Motor control is what we're trying to effect with Neurokinetic Therapy. Could this be the missing link in your treatment plan? Neck pain, hip pain, trochanteric bursitis, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, hip height…

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Caesarean Scar Release Massage

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It is really important after a C-section to start working that abdominal scar to optimize healing. The sooner you can begin with some release through self-massage, the better and this video is a very helpful resource to show you how to do just that. Scars of any kind can hold a lot of trauma neurologically,…

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Episiotomy/Tear Scar Self-Massage

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He may look cute but he's got a lot to answer for!

Frequently after perineal tears or episiotomy there is a build up of scar tissue in the perineum. To help reduce pain and soreness and to restore function in the pelvic floor muscles and the perineum it is necessary to do gentle scar massage. You can do this technique yourself at home: [caption id="attachment_2395" align="alignright" width="225"]…

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SI Joint Pain & Massage – Client Review

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I'm not one to want to blow my own trumpet, but I am very proud of the successes I have with my clients and it's nice to share that feedback. Over the last couple of weeks I have reconnected with a client I haven't seen for a while, who has been experiencing SI joint problems. This is an…

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