Fibromyalgia

Massage therapy helping you manage your symptoms effectively.

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome associated with widespread pain,fatigue and stiffness.
The exact cause of Fibromyalgia is unknown.However there are many theories about why people get Fibromyalgia.
Stress contributes to the onset of Fibromyalgia,when the condition begins the stress in a persons life is prominent.Stress often results in disturbed sleep patterns, a lack of restfull sleep and disruption of the production of chemicals necessary to control or regulate pain.
Physical and emotional factors may also contribute to Fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by aching in the muscles, tendons and joints all over the body.Other symptoms often associated with the pain include depression,daytime tiredness,headaches ,numbness and tingling in the hands and feet,tenderness felt in certain areas of the body, upper back and forearms.
Massage therapy has been proven to be highly successful in helping to treat several symptoms of the condition. It is highly recommended that a therapist treating a client suffering with fibromyalgia should have great knowledge and experience in dealing with the condition as massage most be given with great care so as not to cause even further discomfort to the client.
In my experience dry needling allows me to help release tight muscle bands,without having to apply too much pressure to an area thus saving any unnecessary discomfort to the client.
Massge therapy can help to greatly reduce pain and aching in your muscles,tendons and joints.
Helping you to get a good nights sleep.
Helping to greatly reduce daytime tiredness and headaches
Which will help you manage your symptoms very effectively.

Please feel free to call me on 0862465163
Joe brady

Specialized therapy for injuries, chronic pain and tension.

A healthcare provider.

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Plantar fasciitis, Shock Absorber

The plantar fascia is an important shock absorber , decreasing the impact forces of foot strike. Reducing these impact forces is particularly important in sporting activities because ground reaction force can be 2-3 times the body’s weight when running.

So it is so important to have a strong plantar fascia, proper range of motion in the ankle and muscles like calf muscles and Tibialis posterior muscle must be performing effectively.
Otherwise we are likely to suffer from conditions like plantar fasciits.
When treating plantar fasciits I find it is essential to realise both the calf and tibialis posterior as these muscle groups can play a big role in the development of the condition.
Tight calf muscles can cause excessive plantar flexion placing the person on their toes , stressing the longitudinal muscles of the foot.
Tight Tibialis posterior muscle causes the person to run or walk on the outside of the foot , stressing the plantar fascia in a diagonal direction.
It is essential to ensure that the calf muscles are really warmed up before realising the tibialis posterior as due to its position behind the Tibia it would be really uncomfortable for the client if the calf muscles was not warmed up properly.
I use various massage techniques when realising calf muscles, tibialis posterior and plantar surface eg suction cupping, dry needling and various manual techniques , helping to eliminate plantar fasciits.
Unfortunately all this work would be wasted if the home care is not done by the client and plantar fasciits would most likely return in time.
Calf muscles , tibialis posterior ad the plantar surface of the feet have to stretched several times daily, and then the plantar surface of the feet would have to be strengthen with daily exercises.
A client of mine who made a complete recovery from plantar fasciitis complained about having to do the home care daily so my answer to him was to remember that pain felt first thing in the morning when placing the foot on the floor while he was suffering from plantar fasciitis.
So a few minutes spent doing the stretching and then strengthening exercises V the morning pain, no contest.

Please feel free to call me on 0862465163
Joe brady
Specialized therapy for injuries,chronic pain and tension.

A healthcare provider.

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Plantar Fasciitis- A painful way to start your day

The intense pain felt by people suffering from having plantar fasciitis is at its worse after getting out of bed and starting to walk first thing in the morning.

Pain usually subsides but may not be alleviated altogether, after some period of walking, as the calf muscles begin to warm up.
Plantar fasciitis will simply not go away if left untreated.
When treating plantar fasciits I focus on reducing muscle tautness in the calf muscles and plantar surface of the foot using various specialized techniques to help basically get everything moving and released on the bottom of the foot that would connect into a specific area of plantar surface pain.
I have achieved excellent results when treating heel spurs using dry needling,but it is important to note the earlier the treatment of heel spur the greater the results that were achieved.
NB. Plantar fasciitis may exist without calcaneal spurs and vice versa.
You don’t need to suffer from plantar fasciitis any longer.
Feel free to call me on
0862465163
Joe brady.
Specialized treatment for injuries,chronic pain and tension.

A healthcare provider.

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