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Everything from being in a car accident to falling off your bike can cause you to suffer serious neck injuries. Whether you have been badly injured in a crash, or simply gotten up and dusted yourself off after a fall, you could be experiencing whiplash. This is an ailment that should be treated right away, otherwise you could suffer from chronic pain for the rest of your life. There are many treatments done to relieve whiplash and massage therapy is one of the most important ones. What is whiplash? Whiplash occurs when your neck makes a whip-like motion by first bending towards the point of impact then snapping back away from it. Because your head will be moving so rapidly in one direction, your muscles contract and the momentum causes strain or sprain to the neck ligaments and muscles before your head reaches the end of the movement. Whiplash starts…

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Most runners will experience lower-body issues over the course of their lifetime. Without custom orthotics, only a small number of people are able to perform a perfect running pattern, in which their foot properly absorbs shock. There’s also overpronation that occurs when your arch flattens, making the foot roll inwards, and underpronation that happens when the foot doesn’t turn enough, or at all. Both issues are able to create misalignment of your foot’s joints, causing a myriad of issues like…

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Some people debate whether custom orthotics are worth the investment. While most medical professionals and healthcare practitioners are on board with having your orthotics custom-made, there are still some people out there who see it as a waste of money, considering you can get them at the pharmacy. What are orthotics? Orthotics are devices worn or applied externally to help the function of the neuromuscular and skeletal system. They provide support, can optimize performance in sports, help people suffering from…

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It starts with a pain in your neck, shoulder or back. At first you try to work through it, but after a few days the pain persists. The more you stress about the pain, the worse it seems to get. What is causing this pain and how can you stop it? Most likely, you have a knot, which massage therapists are trained to find and get rid of. What is a knot? Knots are what happens when a muscle becomes…

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