Terry Emery - Soft Tissue Therapist
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Terry Emery Sports and Remedial Mobile Massage.

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Sacro-iliac joint dysfunction. The rationale behind commonly used tests aimed at identifying dysfunction including reviews of current research that support reliability of these tests.

Aug 22, 2016

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Rub it where it hurts and if it hurts rub it some more

Oct 8, 2015

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Just get on the Rollie!

Aug 2, 2015
The Rollie

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Fascia what is it?

Apr 16, 2015
Myofascial Web

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Bone take care of it and it will take care of you.

Apr 14, 2015
Bone Formation

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Migraine Headaches

Apr 10, 2015
Terry Emery can help

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Juice Fast

Apr 7, 2015

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Manual lymphatic drainage

Mar 20, 2015
Lymphatic drainage

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Help is literally at hand to help ease Fibromyalgia pain.

Mar 17, 2015

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What is Sports Massage?

Mar 3, 2015

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Forward Head Lean Anterior Head Carriage

Do you suffer from pain in your upper back and at the back of your shoulders and neck, headaches front and or back of your head, rounded shoulders and a forward leaning head? Do you have a curve in your spine if viewed from the side? Ask your partner or friend to have a look.

 

Thoracic kyphosis is a common resulting dysfunction of chronic postural habits that encourage a rounding of the shoulders and has the effect of carrying the shoulders anteromedially.

 

An unfortunate consequence of “rounded shoulders” is that the position of the scapula becomes protracted on the rib cage, which distorts the supportive muscles such as the levator scapulae, the rhomboids and upper trapezius. This may lead to neck and shoulder pain which has been described as “scapulocostal syndrome” (Cailliet, 1991a).

 

Scapular displacement also results in an altered glenohumeral position which may have unfortunate consequences for glenohumeral movement, especially abduction. “(Understanding Joints, Kingston)”

 

According to Kapandji (Physiology of the Joints, Volume III), for every inch your head moves forwards from the centre of the external auditory meatus, it gains 10 pounds in weight, as far as the muscles in your upper back and neck are concerned, they have to work harder to keep the head from dropping onto your chest. This also forces the suboccipital muscles to remain in constant contraction, putting pressure on the Suboccipital nerves. This nerve compression may cause headaches at the base of the skull. Pressure on the suboccipital nerves can also mimic sinus type headaches.

 

If this sounds like you then you may find small comfort in knowing that you are not alone. 60% of the patients I see have a familiar complaint which is fixed relatively quickly and relatively cheaply (bearing in mind that this poor posture has been in the making since your school days stuck at a desk and then exasperated by many hours driving/ working at a computer/looking into a microscope/ carrying heavy loads etc.)

 

 Let me help it’s what I do.

 

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