Our bodies become unbalanced and stuck due to chronic work habits, repetitive movements, single directional sports and/or injuries. This myofascial tension drains our energy and creates pain. We end up tighter on one side or in one direction. Try this powerful ratio to stop feeling cramped.
Trigger points contribute to muscle and fascia pain (myofascial pain). Learning how to release trigger points therapy techniques will help you quickly relieve myofascial pain, improve your range of motion, increase strength, and reduce muscle fatigue.
Are you feeling frustrated while waiting six months or more for hip replacement surgery? Even though your Doctor will recommend Physiotherapy to recover post-surgery, there is something you can do today.
Taking part in a Kinesiologist-led exercise program will speed up hip recovery time.
Some people develop lower-back and hip pain because of poor office set-up or sitting too long. Take five minutes out of your day to try this stretch.
You’ve probably already heard that far-infrared therapy saunas benefit those with chronic health conditions, but do you know that you can have similar results anywhere you travel? FIRMA Energy has a line of compression wear and far-infrared therapy clothing that integrates far-infrared (FIR) technology directly into the weave of the fabric. This enables you to leave the sauna at home while you’re on the road.
Our posture is a projection of how we feel about a situation, person or even ourselves. It is believed that 55% of how we communicate is in our body language. If you struggle with self-confidence or depression changing your posture can quickly change your mood.
Approximately 80% of the world’s population will have a shoulder injury at some time in their lives; in some sports that number is a staggering 100%! Those who’ve had shoulder pain in the past will most likely have it reoccur. Proper shoulder injury rehab is part of preventing a recurrence.
With so much of our lives now in front of a computer or desk, it isn’t surprising that many people have neck, shoulder and back pain that originates from prolonged sitting and poor office station set-up.
Chronic pain is a complex process that has lasted more than 6 months and this is after tissues involved in the original injury or surgery have healed. Kinesiologists help relieve chronic pain with exercise therapy.
Liam Firus is a Canadian Olympian who calls North Vancouver home. He is also an individual who has received and benefitted from Fascial Stretch Therapy performed by Alfred Ball a Level 2 Fascial stretch Therapist. Firus first rose to national success when he took home the Canadian Junior Title in 2010. The following year he began […]
Did you know myofascial pain can reduce your ability to concentrate? Headaches are often caused by trigger points. Prolonged postures such as being forward at a desk, anxiety and stress are perpetuating factors that lead to the inability to focus. Get relief with three easy stretches.
Finding ways to slow down, reduce stress and relax are imperative to staying focused, productive, engaged, creative and healthy. During times of high stress I tend to work more, worry more, exercise less and put more effort into to achieving results which negatively impacts my health.
The fuzz is the sliding surface between the muscles. We feel stiff in the morning because the fuzz becomes solidified. Stretching in the morning helps melt the fuzz the same as when you move. If we have an injury, we tend to hold our bodies in a position that keeps us out of pain; fear […]
Raz Chan recently participated in the IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Las Vegas. Raz contacted Alfred in April 2009 for Fascial Stretch Therapy. Raz’s sessions have improved his hip flexibility, which enables him to get in and out of tight positions without injury, as well as speeding up his recovery from intense Jiu-Jitsu training. He […]
Have you ever tried to do a squat, but have knee pain? A lack of ankle mobility limits the forward motion of the lower leg; to compensate the knees travel forward more or even start to move in front first instead of the hips. Stretching the calves often eliminates this pain and enables them do the exercise properly.
Stop scoliosis from restricting you from participating in your favourite activities. Eliminate imposed barriers by increasing strength and mobility through properly performing simple exercises.What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine or vertebral rotation. Scoliosis may result in neurological complications, arthritis, and lung and heart problems depending on its form and severity. […]
Lifemoves sponsored athlete Sven Winter’s dedication and hard work this season paid off with a third place finish overall in the North American Cup tour for Skicross. This season he also competed in his first World Cup and moved up to 66th in world rankings. This phenomenal athlete has great potential, and we are proud […]
Through education and years of experience Alfred has learned how to alleviate trigger points in the neck, shoulders and upper-back to reduce pain associated with soft tissue. William Nunh’s on Trigger Point and techniques for Migraines and Shoulder Pain course was a follow up to two course that he took last September. The class was small enough […]
In August 2008, Alfred attended the Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) Level II Lower Body workshop in Arizona. Using the techniques he learned there he helped his clients reduce hip, knee and ankle pain, move more freely, perform better in sports and walk better. Since then, he felt there was something missing. By focusing mostly on […]
In 2009, Kinesiologist Alfred Ball took part in a workshop taught by William Hunh and hosted by Healing Through Movement at Douglas College. Initially, the course explained what trigger points are and how they produce more than just referral myofascial pain. The second portion allowed for brief exploration of how to discover trigger points on clients’ bodies using different […]
Disclaimer: This post is not intended as medical advice. This post is for educational purposes only. There are many factors that can produce myofascial pain, including stress. If you have numbness, tingling, headaches, dizziness or other symptoms, please see your primary care provider first to determine or eliminate possible other causes Not many people know that […]
August 1st, 2009, Lifemoves Health and Rehabilitation is proud to become a Bronze sponsor of local Ski Cross athlete Sven Winter. We will be supporting his bid to become Olympic Champion in Vancouver in 2010. The ability to react quickly to competitors and the terrain are important components of Ski Cross. We are helping him […]
Have you been told that you should hold each stretch for 30-60s? Well, it is time to discard this outdated rule. Let’s embrace a different concept developed by Ann and Chris Frederick at Stretch to Win known as the “Stretch Wave.” Basically, as stated in a previous post, the length of time depends on whether or not […]
Lifemoves is always stretching to find cutting edge and innovative tools to enhance the quality of life of our clients. Alfred spotted a Fitness World member using a very unique stretching band. The member said he received it from a Physiotherapist in Australia. After much searching Alfred found the supplier and discovered that this product […]