Posts made in July, 2016


Mel Collie | How to get rid of shin splints   My client has shin splints..if you’ve ever had these you will know that they are very painful, but why do you get them? Maybe through sport like running or climbing, or even walking fast uphill, or wearing new trainers, theres quite a few different reasons, however, what can you do about it? Using Neuro Kinetic therapy protocols, it makes common sense to look for the cause, otherwise you just keep on placing a plaster on the issue and it just keeps on returning, so thats why we test whats going on, however, shin splints can usually be treated this way:   Massage the tender area on your shins, usually its the Tibialis Anterior, so gently press around the area until you find that tender spot, and massage it for a minute. ,   Check your feet out whilst you do this, as you may find that your foot tends to be supinated…have a look at your shoes… see if you wear your shoes out more on the outer edge than the inner. This also contributes to shin splints. Then strengthen the side of your leg, the TFL . Lie on your side, lift the leg to the height of your waist, and bring it forward 30 degrees, then slowly lift and lower the leg 3 – 5 times, rest, repeat a couple more times, ensuring good alignment throughout.    Above all, if you can, find an NKT therapist to assess you to see if your issue is the above, as this was the issue for my client, and has now been pain free for a while now after having shin splints for years. Mel www.melcollie.com Assessments from my home clinic in Portreath, North Cornwall. Email: melcollie@gmail.com Tel: 07800 797300 First assessments 90 minutes...

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Mel Collie | Inner knee pain and your thighs! In her third session, my client came in with amazingness that he core was feeling a lot stronger, more support and she no longer needed her blue inhaler, which was a bonus…all because we had been doing some work on her diaphragm and breathing. However, with a pain she couldn’t quite pin-point, around  the inner knee, inner thigh area, we did some Neuro Kinetic Therapy tests on her Quads , when one of those quads was tested, there was an aching pain on the outer hip. The body leaves clues…NKT teaches you what to look for..which takes the guess work out of assessments and means clients get fast and long lasting relief from pain. So, it seems that her inner quad muscle, the Vastus Lateralis was Inhibited..as when tested it tested weak. Weak doesn’t mean its totally not working, but that its less effective than it should be. Seeing what it was Inhibited for, and the pain she experienced during the test lead me to the Ilio Tibial Band, which you can see here: Now she’s been running in a few dog agility competitions. IT Band issues are common in runners , but rather than roll it on a foam roller, find out why its tender and whats going on. get it tested, it may need rolling, it may not, if it does, its Facilitated, find what its compensating for, strengthen that muscle or those muscles and your IT Band should be as high as rain again. Mel Collie www.melcollie.com Appointments can be booked by emailing me : melcollie@gmail.com or calling 07800797300 Appointments are from my home studio in Portreath, North...

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