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The Clinical Significance of Muscle Contractions

Introduction Muscle contractions form the foundation of every movement and activity our bodies perform. Muscle contractions are critical, from simple tasks like grasping a cup to complex actions like executing an intricate dance. For massage therapists, understanding these contractions is crucial for enhancing assessment and treatment effectiveness. In this article, we will explore the types … Read more

The Lumbopelvic Rhythm

Bending forward to the ground and straightening back up is an activity that most of us do repeatedly during the day without ever giving it a second thought. However, if you are one of the many people who have ever experienced low back pain or a hamstring injury, chances are you are far more aware … Read more

The Mechanical Function of Retinacula

Updated 03/29/24 Retinacula are essential components of the musculoskeletal system, particularly in the distal extremities, where they facilitate efficient and smooth movement. These fibrous bands or thickenings of the deep fascia hold tendons in place near joints, acting as pulleys to maintain the mechanical efficiency of the musculotendinous units. This discussion will delve into the … Read more

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