Got Tech Neck?

By Herman | May 17, 2021

Tech neck is a repetitive stress injury caused by staring down at the small screen of your laptop, smart phone, or other mobile devices for long periods of time. The condition is most common in people with multiple digital devices, who are peering at them sometimes up to 150 times a day. It causes both physical and cosmetic symptoms.
Physically tech neck can cause headaches, jaw and neck pain, and it affects the muscles that hold your shoulders in place to keep you upright.

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Three Movements to Improve Your Spinal Posture Before it Goes from Ache to Injury

By Herman | May 16, 2021

Tom Oddo is a Doctor of Chiropractic and a strength and conditioning coach who spends a lot of time teaching people how to correct their body positions—as he puts it, “organizing ourselves.” That’s his way of describing postural fixes that not only improve body alignment while standing (or sitting) still, but that also foster movement that’s less conducive to poor posture.

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Ergonomics Explained [Research Perch]

By Herman | May 14, 2021

Join MTF President Robin Anderson and Stefan Shulz from Briotix as they discuss the fundamentals of ergonomics, and how ergonomic […]
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6 tales of blood clots dangerously dislodged by massage

By Herman | May 11, 2021

My article about the effect of massage on circulation explains the need to be careful with dislodging blood clots. A massage therapist read this and asked me:
“Do we actually have known cases out there? Cases where massage has actually physically moved blood clots?”
Oh dear me yes indeedy. It isn’t common, but it absolutely happens.

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A New Cycle: SPRING 2021 COMBINED COVID-19 SAFE RISK ASSESSMENT

By Herman | May 10, 2021

Welcome to our new cycle of being!
We are so grateful to all our dedicated staff and clients who have assured we have been able to provide the safest environment possible throughout the entire pandemic.

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VIDEO: A Mindful Self Check-In

By Herman | May 8, 2021

Mindful check-ins are useful to help you manage stress and anxiety. This practice can help you feel grounded by taking a pause in your day to notice any physical sensations, thoughts passing through your mind and emotions that are present. It can also help you bring awareness to certain habits, strengths, or weaknesses, which can have an impact on achieving personal goals. 
Cecilia is a contemporary dancer/aerialist turned health and wellness professional (ACE CPT, GFI, RYT 200).

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Muscle Recovery: 6 Science-Backed Nutrients Your Body Needs to Fight Pain and Stay Strong

By Herman | May 8, 2021

Getting back to a regular exercise routine can be tough. It’s even harder when you’re faced with painful, aching muscles after every workout. That soreness is a normal response to tiny micro-tears in the muscle tissue that happen during exercise.

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Articles Of The Week May 9, 2021

By Herman | May 8, 2021

Sometimes getting some focus is difficult, especially if you’ve been working on a project for an extended period. While these brain breaks are intended for kids, us adults could probably use one or two of them as well.
20 Energizing Brain Breaks For Kids – Lee Douglas
There are several courses out there professing how they can screen or predict injuries in athletes.

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20 years of writing about stretching

By Herman | May 8, 2021

I have now rebooted one of my oldest and most successful articles, Quite a Stretch: Stretching science has shown that this extremely popular form of exercise has almost no measurable benefits. I added or expanded several sub-topics to really round it out and make it feel more complete, most notably:
An overview of types/methods of stretching.

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NHI’s updated Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program supports Interactive Distance Learning

By Herman | May 6, 2021

Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy (ANMT) Program students & graduates have lifetime access to Manual Therapy Treatment Demonstration Videos featuring Cynthia Ribeiro, founder of the ANMT Program, through NHI provided Microsoft Teams account
While the pandemic has undoubtedly been a challenge for everyone in the Massage Therapy industry, it has also created a unique opportunity for us as educators to re-imagine ways to support our students to have the convenience and flexibility to train from home,

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