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What type of massage therapy focuses specifically on correcting muscle knots?

What type of massage therapy focuses specifically on correcting muscle knots?

Accupressure: Accupressure therapies focus on reducing muscle pain secondary to knots. Range of motion exercises then address underlying tightness that can lead to muscle knots. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Biceps tendonitis, what type of physical therapy exercises are effective in treatment?

Biceps tendonitis, what type of physical therapy exercises are effective in treatment?

Stretching: The key exercises for biceps tendonitis are stretching, gentle strengthening and modalities or treatments to decrease inflammation like estim and ultrasound. ...Read more

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How effective is physical therapy in helping a thoracic muscle strain on the back?

How effective is physical therapy in helping a thoracic muscle strain on the back?

Hard to say: Although hard to quantify, physical therapy can be very helpful for many muscle strains. I strongly recommend it. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of pfrimmer deep muscle therapy® exactly?

What is the purpose of pfrimmer deep muscle therapy® exactly?

Multiple: Pfrimmer deep muscle therapy was developed by therese pfrimmer; and is utilized for a variety of conditions including als, stroke, cerebral palsy, m.S., etc. If you are interested you can check it out at www.Pfrimmer.Com. ...Read more

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Describe how osteopathic therapy can help migraines? Where would the hands on technique be utilized? Type of pressure? Details and visuals appreciate.

Describe how osteopathic therapy can help migraines? Where would the hands on technique be utilized? Type of pressure? Details and visuals appreciate.

Neck issues: Neck problems can and do generate headaches. One of the mechanisms is through stimulation of the trigeminal tract in the upper cervical spine. Osteopathic manipulation can alleviate this irritation in some cases. Hand position is dependent upon the osteopathic physician's training and your particular diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the type of ultrasound used for deep tissue massages during physical therapy?

What is the type of ultrasound used for deep tissue massages during physical therapy?

Therapeutic: It is quite literally called "therapeutic ultrasound". The frequency used is 0.7 to 3.3 MHz. Diagnostic (imaging) ultrasound uses frequencies 3 to 18 MHz. The theory is that the ultrasound waves warm the tissues and break up scars to hasten recovery. However, there is controversy on whether therapeutic ultrasound actually works, as scientific studies tend to contradict each other on the subject. ...Read more

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What types of stretches/exercises are good for relieving sciatica caused by a mild lower back muscle strain?

What types of stretches/exercises are good for relieving sciatica caused by a mild lower back muscle strain?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Why is massage therapy rarely prescribed for treatment of muscle tension.?

Why is massage therapy rarely prescribed for treatment of muscle tension.?

Just a guess...: It may be because it is not covered by insurance and can be expensive, making it less likely to be prescribed. Drs may also want to come up with a source of the muscle tension and focus on treating that. Massage therapy can provide relief in some people and in some the tension comes back. Osteopathic drs are trained in manipulation treatments, some include muscle stretching/massage-like treatments. ...Read more

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What is the probability of physical therapy helping a thoracic muscle strain in back?

What is the probability of physical therapy helping a thoracic muscle strain in back?

Make a correct diagn: It is important to try to make an accurate diagnosis of possible. I have seen some patients diagnosed with strains when in fact the cause was something else. If it is indeed a muscle strain, then yes, physical therapy can be helpful. Most muscle strains if not too severe will heal even without treatment because muscles have a good blood supply. If it is not getting better see doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of thigh mucle therapies you recommended ?

What kind of thigh mucle therapies you recommended ?

Therapies v exercise: Walking is a good basic exercise & therapy that doesn't require much equipment aside from shoes. Squats, even without weights, is a good exercise for thighs. Work on form first, then consider jump squats (again w/o weight) to add explosive power. Lunges are good, too, both traditional forward/backward as well as side-to-side. Check out some fitness magazines or personal trainer to give you ideas. ...Read more

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What is deep muscle massage therapy exactly?

What is deep muscle massage therapy exactly?

Rubbing: Deep massage therapy is a massage therapy modality that implies increased pressure application to affected areas for analgesic and restorative effects. In other words, deep massage will stimulate circulation in the affected muscle and will also help it heal better. ...Read more

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What type of massage has the most medical benefit?

What type of massage has the most medical benefit?

Massage Therapy: As long as you have no un-diagnosed illnesses massage therapy can be helpful and relaxing. A massage that includes lymphatic drainage will help detox the body, get rid of debris. You can search www.abmp.com for trained professionals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Which type of exercises build muscle on your arms?

Which type of exercises build muscle on your arms?

Big Guns.: These exercises help to build arm muscle: push downs, pin presses, dumbbell wrist curls, dips, rolling extensions, barbell wrist curls, preacher curls, chin ups, lying barbell triceps extensions, thick grip curls, concentration curls & lying dumbbell triceps extensions. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of muscle stimulation therapy?

What are the consequences of muscle stimulation therapy?

Increased Strength: If the muscles are stimulated, by most any means, then they will become stronger, have more power and enable that muscle to do what it is supposed to do. If all muscles become stronger, then they will act in concert to give better function, mobility and performance. ...Read more

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What is the training involved in craniosacral therapy?

Varies: I received my training in medical school, followed by more training in post-graduate courses. There is now training available through massage courses and other venues. It requires good anatomical knowledge and a lot of hands on experience. ...Read more

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What is the acoustic wave therapy influence on muscles affected by myasthenia gravis?

Not sure: This doesn't sound like "conventional" therapy, but if it doesn't hurt/cost much/is harmful, then why not try? More conventional wisdom on mg can be found here: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/myasthenia_gravis/detail_myasthenia_gravis.Htm. ...Read more

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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more