Why instagram creates neck pain and how to stop it

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Yesterday a client told me they had a crippling trigger point in the back of the neck, just above the shoulder blade. From observing this person almost every spare moment is spent with their head down looking at their phone. There are two main reasons this posture and what you tend to look at on…

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My top takeout about the over hyped piriformis muscle from anatomy wetlab (with cadavers)

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A couple of nights ago I attended a wetlab at UWA to see what real muscle, nerves and tissue look like. Compared to the text books my biggest takeout was the size of the piriformis muscle. The piriformis is a deep external rotator of the femur and also stabilizes the sacrum. This muscle is hugely…

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The critical and almost unstretchable muscle for ballet dancers…

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How this powerful reverse hip opener protocol from Stretch to Win unlocks the hips and reduces lower back pain by releasing the obturator internus muscle. Recently I’ve been working with some ballet dancers and have found that the obturator internus muscle is constantly tight. Pictured below, the muscle attaches on the inner surface of the…

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Practical ways to decrease stress through training and breathing (Part 1)

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When stress levels and therefore stress hormones are too high it becomes almost impossible to gain muscle. lose fat or be healthy.   I see this with clients who even with low calorie diet and loads of high intensity training still struggle to make any improvements over time.   So if right now you think…

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Reversing devolution

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The modern human is becoming more immobile, sedated and highly stressed. Have you noticed this too? Ever increasing phone/work addiction numbs the brain, puts us in poor posture and leads to long periods of inactivity. Combine this with physical changes in the body as we age, poor diet and crushingly high, constant stress it’s no…

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Why you need to stretch your hip flexors if your hamstrings are tight

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The most obvious thing to do if a muscle is tight is to stretch it This commonly occurs at the hamstring Then you stretch the hell out of it without much change So then you give up and assume that stretching doens’t work This I know as I went through the same process To get…

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The top 10 benefits of Stretch to Win

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I never really liked stretching….. Until I started using Stretch to Win Here is why I love it and why you should do it – Breathing slows down Stretch to Win is gentle allowing slower breath rate which immediately takes tension out of the entire body – Parasympathetic nervous system is activated In a world…

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Can Stretch to Win help fitness competitors?

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Bec’s story…. Last week Bec placed 3rd in Miss Fitness Model & also 3rd in Miss Sports Model in an international fitness competition in Bali. Bec is an extremely dedicated athlete following a strict diet and exercise routine for months. Bec was also seeing me for Stretch to Win leading into this competition I strongly…

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ART and Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Elbow Pain)

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If you suffer from this condition and have tried multiple treatment methods I suggest trying Active Release Techniques Golfers elbow is common in; Golfers Manual workers Massage therapists Gym users who do alot of pressing or pullups Commonly golfers elbow won’t resolve unless all structures are adressed Here are the muscles I would treat during…

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My favourite protocol of all time is the hip series from Stretch to Win shown in video

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If you’re tight in the hip flexors/ deep hip line the following issues occur; – Can’t activate the glutes correctly – Pelvis is pulled anterior leading to lower back pain – All squatting and lungeing is adversely effected – Breathing is effected as psoas muscle attaches into diagram through fascia I use the following 6…

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