tendonitis



D

Douglas

Guest
T; The techniques do have a name "Myofascial or Active
Release". After you stretch the tendon do you ice the area?
Is the compensating musculature being treated as well? And
if so, How? Yes : In Ontario we are taught to be able to
treat tendonitis very effectively. There is a treatment (
depending on which tendon ) called Friction Therapy. GL; D

"Terry Galan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:<[email protected]>...
> Is anyone familiar with the Muscle Release Technique? I am
> treating my tendonitis with the stretches from this
> technique, and it would boost my confidence if I could
> find other people who successfully used this treatment.
>
> Thanks.
>
> TG
 
T

Terry Galan

Guest
D,
The therapist who gave me the stretches specifically instructed me NOT to
ice the area. He also said that these stretches treat carpal tunnel
syndrome. There are two stretches, each bend the wrist in opposing
directions with the elbow straightened. Each stretch is held for 2 seconds
or less, while applying friction with knuckles or thumb from the other hand.
Thanks for the info.
TG
"douglas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
>
> T; The techniques do have a name "Myofascial or Active
> Release". After you stretch the tendon do you ice the
> area? Is the compensating musculature being treated as
> well? And if so, How? Yes : In Ontario we are taught to be
> able to treat tendonitis very effectively. There is a
> treatment ( depending on which tendon ) called Friction
> Therapy. GL; D
>
>
> "Terry Galan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:<[email protected]>...
> > Is anyone familiar with the Muscle Release Technique? I
> > am treating my tendonitis with the stretches from this
> > technique, and it would boost my confidence if I could
> > find other people who successfully used this treatment.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > TG
> >
>
 
D

Douglas

Guest
T;

After any/ALL Friction Therapy you must ice. This will
control the inflammatory response. Before we go into the
do's and do not's, could you explain your symptoms? Which
tendon are we talking about? How it happend? When it
happend? Most stretches should be held for more than 2
seconds.. You mentioned Carpal Tunel,... Do you have any
numbness and if so where?

There is also a technique called P.N.F., that will help.

Looking forward to helping with your recovery.

G.L. D

"Terry Galan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> D, The therapist who gave me the stretches specifically
> instructed me NOT to ice the area. He also said that these
> stretches treat carpal tunnel syndrome. There are two
> stretches, each bend the wrist in opposing directions with
> the elbow straightened. Each stretch is held for 2 seconds
> or less, while applying friction with knuckles or thumb
> from the other
hand.
> Thanks for the info. TG "douglas"
> <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> >
> > T; The techniques do have a name "Myofascial or Active
> > Release". After you stretch the tendon do you ice the
> > area? Is the compensating musculature being treated as
> > well? And if so, How? Yes : In Ontario we are taught to
> > be able to treat tendonitis very effectively. There is a
> > treatment ( depending on which tendon ) called Friction
> > Therapy. GL; D
> >
> >
> > "Terry Galan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:<[email protected]>...
> > > Is anyone familiar with the Muscle Release Technique?
> > > I am treating my tendonitis with the stretches from
> > > this technique, and it would boost
my
> > > confidence if I could find other people who
> > > successfully used this treatment.
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > > TG
> > >
> > >
> >
>
 
T

Terry Galan

Guest
D

It's a very long story. I've had "tennis elbow" for many
years. It started with racquet sports, but almost any
activity with repetitive motion aggravates the elbow.
Treatment from chiropractors, massage therapists, physical
therapists, and orthopedic surgeons didn't help. Most were
happy to keep treating me even though there wasn't any
improvement, a few were honest enough to tell me they did
all they could. I've also had three cortisone shots. The
first shot worked for a month, the other two were
ineffective.

A couple of months ago, I read an article about a physical
therapist who had a similar experience to mine. He developed
tendonitis from the deep tissue massage he did for his
clients. After many ineffective treatments of various kinds,
he eventually found relief from some stretches originating
from Europe. These stretches are similar to the Active
Isolated Stretches published by both Mattes and Wharton.
This therapist has branded his version of these stretches
with the trademark Muscle Release Technique. He offers
workshops around the US to certify other therapists in MRT.
For the average person, he also sells a self treatment video
specifically for treating carpal tunnel and tendonitis.
After exchanging some emails with the guy, I purchased the
video and started the treatment. I like this treatment
because it is something that I can easily do myself and the
theory behind it seems to be common sense.

I've noticed some improvement with my tendonitis, and it
will probably be a few more months before I am totally
symptom free. I don't understand why the many experts who
previously treated me didn't prescribe this self-treatment,
so I am still wondering if there is a "catch" somewhere. If
there is no catch, then I will help spread the word about
MRT, so that people will be aware of an option that doesn't
involve surgery or dozens of visits to a specialist.

The techniques that you mentioned, Myofascial or Active
Release, Friction Therapy, and P.N.F, appear to be
techniques that a certified massage therapist would use. The
massage therapist who treated me specialized in sports
injuries. I don't know if he used any of these techniques
for me, but after many sessions, he advised me to get an
XRAY and see a traditional doctor. I guess at this point I
should stick with MRT for several more months to see if it
really is the wonder technique.

I appreciate your interest and advice. This MRT treatment
must seem strange to you. It sounds like the Atkins diet of
muscle therapy.

TG "douglas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> T;
>
> After any/ALL Friction Therapy you must ice. This will
> control the inflammatory response. Before we go into the
> do's and do not's, could you explain your symptoms? Which
> tendon are we talking about? How it happend? When it
> happend? Most stretches should be held for more than 2
> seconds.. You mentioned Carpal Tunel,... Do you have any
> numbness and if so where?
>
> There is also a technique called P.N.F., that will help.
>
> Looking forward to helping with your recovery.
>
> G.L. D
>
> "Terry Galan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> > D, The therapist who gave me the stretches specifically
> > instructed me NOT
to
> > ice the area. He also said that these stretches treat
> > carpal tunnel syndrome. There are two stretches, each
> > bend the wrist in opposing directions with the elbow
> > straightened. Each stretch is held for 2
seconds
> > or less, while applying friction with knuckles or thumb
> > from the other
> hand.
> > Thanks for the info. TG "douglas"
> > <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:[email protected]...
> > >
> > > T; The techniques do have a name "Myofascial or Active
> > > Release". After you stretch the tendon do you ice the
> > > area? Is the compensating musculature being treated as
> > > well? And if so, How? Yes : In Ontario we are taught
> > > to be able to treat tendonitis very effectively. There
> > > is a treatment ( depending on which tendon ) called
> > > Friction Therapy. GL; D
> > >
> > >
> > > "Terry Galan" <[email protected]> wrote in
> > > message
> > > news:<[email protected]>...
> > > > Is anyone familiar with the Muscle Release
> > > > Technique? I am treating
my
> > > > tendonitis with the stretches from this technique,
> > > > and it would
boost
> my
> > > > confidence if I could find other people who
> > > > successfully used this treatment.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks.
> > > >
> > > > TG
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>
 
M

Mj Hess

Guest
Hey Douglas. Just finishing up schooling here. One of the
things we're being taught throughout our Clinicals, Sports,
and Anatomy/Physiology classes is that a stretch beyond 2
seconds starts what is known as a "stretch reflex"
response. I can't possibly show you my textbooks here in
the post so I went surfing the net for a few mins.. and
came up with these..

http://www.ultimatehandbook.com/Webpages/Health/stret-
chiso.html

://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0812926234/ref=sib_rdr_srch/002-
3534424-6532 805?v=search-
inside&keywords=2+second+stretching

though I must tell you that in my search for evidence to
back up what my textbooks and instructors are saying.. I
find a wide array of opinions on the subject and varieties
of stretching and when and where (before, after and
event/injury) etc.. this is all so very fascinating.. what
are YOUR thoughts on the 2 second stretch and the muscle
chemistry/contraction science that is going on beneath the
surface? I'm here to learn!

Mj

"douglas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> T;
<major snip here to cut down on redundant reading>
> >> Most stretches should be held for more than 2 seconds..
> You mentioned Carpal Tunel,... Do you have any numbness
> and if so where?
>
> There is also a technique called P.N.F., that will help.
>
> Looking forward to helping with your recovery.
>
> G.L. D
>
> "Terry Galan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> > D, The therapist who gave me the stretches specifically
> > instructed me NOT
to
> > ice the area. He also said that these stretches treat
> > carpal tunnel syndrome. There are two stretches, each
> > bend the wrist in opposing directions with the elbow
> > straightened. Each stretch is held for 2
seconds
> > or less, while applying friction with knuckles or thumb
> > from the other
> hand.
> > Thanks for the info. TG "douglas"
> > <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:[email protected]...
> > >
> > > T; The techniques do have a name "Myofascial or Active
> > > Release". After you stretch the tendon do you ice the
> > > area? Is the compensating musculature being treated as
> > > well? And if so, How? Yes : In Ontario we are taught
> > > to be able to treat tendonitis very effectively. There
> > > is a treatment ( depending on which tendon ) called
> > > Friction Therapy. GL; D
> > >
> > >
> > > "Terry Galan" <[email protected]> wrote in
> > > message
> > > news:<[email protected]>...
> > > > Is anyone familiar with the Muscle Release
> > > > Technique? I am treating
my
> > > > tendonitis with the stretches from this technique,
> > > > and it would
boost
> my
> > > > confidence if I could find other people who
> > > > successfully used this treatment.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks.
> > > >
> > > > TG
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>
 
D

Douglas

Guest
Most of the stretching has been taught incorrectly, I
agree... When you stretch, you must go to the point where
you feel it start to burn, and then back off to where it is
comfortable, and then hold it. Exhaling from the time you
felt it pull.

Repeat this 3 times and you will increase the tendon length.

Research P.N.F. ( Propriosceptive Neuromuscular
Fascilitation), And work the synergistics..

Another things you might want to check out, is a 'tech.'
called 3S stretching.

Just to point out an example;

I can increase your lateral flexion (cervical) R.O.M., by
resisting your contralateral flexion. With you as a client
applying 10% of your strength repeated on 3 planes..

You are all very educated here, I hope that my experience
will serve...

G.L. E-1..D;

"Mj Hess" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> Hey Douglas. Just finishing up schooling here. One of the
> things we're being taught throughout our Clinicals,
> Sports, and Anatomy/Physiology classes is that a stretch
> beyond 2 seconds starts what is known as a "stretch
> reflex" response. I can't possibly show you my textbooks
> here in the post so I went surfing the net for a few
> mins.. and came up with
these..
>
> http://www.ultimatehandbook.com/Webpages/Health/stretch-
> iso.html
>
>
://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0812926234/ref=sib_rdr_srch/002-
3534424-6532
> 805?v=search-inside&keywords=2+second+stretching
>
> though I must tell you that in my search for evidence to
> back up what my textbooks and instructors are saying.. I
> find a wide array of opinions on the subject and varieties
> of stretching and when and where (before, after and
> event/injury) etc.. this is all so very fascinating.. what
> are YOUR thoughts on the 2 second stretch and the muscle
> chemistry/contraction science that is going on beneath the
> surface? I'm here to learn!
>
> Mj
>
> "douglas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> > T;
> <major snip here to cut down on redundant reading>
> > >> Most stretches should be held for more than 2
> > >> seconds..
> > You mentioned Carpal Tunel,... Do you have any numbness
> > and if so where?
> >
> > There is also a technique called P.N.F., that will help.
> >
> > Looking forward to helping with your recovery.
> >
> > G.L. D
> >
> > "Terry Galan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:[email protected]...
> > > D, The therapist who gave me the stretches
> > > specifically instructed me NOT
> to
> > > ice the area. He also said that these stretches treat
> > > carpal tunnel syndrome. There are two stretches, each
> > > bend the wrist in opposing directions with the elbow
> > > straightened. Each stretch is held for 2
> seconds
> > > or less, while applying friction with knuckles or
> > > thumb from the other
> > hand.
> > > Thanks for the info. TG "douglas"
> > > <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > > news:[email protected]...
> > > >
> > > > T; The techniques do have a name "Myofascial or
> > > > Active Release". After you stretch the tendon do you
> > > > ice the area? Is the compensating musculature being
> > > > treated as well? And if so, How? Yes : In Ontario we
> > > > are taught to be able to treat tendonitis very
> > > > effectively. There is a treatment ( depending on
> > > > which tendon )
called
> > > > Friction Therapy. GL; D
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Terry Galan" <[email protected]> wrote in
> > > > message
> > > > news:<[email protected]>...
> > > > > Is anyone familiar with the Muscle Release
> > > > > Technique? I am
treating
> my
> > > > > tendonitis with the stretches from this technique,
> > > > > and it would
> boost
> > my
> > > > > confidence if I could find other people who
> > > > > successfully used this treatment.
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks.
> > > > >
> > > > > TG
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>
 
T

Terry Galan

Guest
Mj

I believe that it is called the Myotatic Reflex. I
haven't seen any clinical evidence that this reflex kicks
in after 2 to 3 seconds, but avoiding this reflex is what
Active Isolated Stretching and Muscle Release Technique
is all about.

Here is a link to an article discussing Muscle Release
Technique.

http://www.mrtherapy.com/articles/article1.html

I am interested in the professional therapists' view of this
technique. I agree that the theory behind this technique
goes against traditional beliefs.

TG "Mj Hess" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> Hey Douglas. Just finishing up schooling here. One of the
> things we're being taught throughout our Clinicals,
> Sports, and Anatomy/Physiology classes is that a stretch
> beyond 2 seconds starts what is known as a "stretch
> reflex" response. I can't possibly show you my textbooks
> here in the post so I went surfing the net for a few
> mins.. and came up with
these..
>
> http://www.ultimatehandbook.com/Webpages/Health/stretch-
> iso.html
>
>
://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0812926234/ref=sib_rdr_srch/002-
3534424-6532
> 805?v=search-inside&keywords=2+second+stretching
>
> though I must tell you that in my search for evidence to
> back up what my textbooks and instructors are saying.. I
> find a wide array of opinions on the subject and varieties
> of stretching and when and where (before, after and
> event/injury) etc.. this is all so very fascinating.. what
> are YOUR thoughts on the 2 second stretch and the muscle
> chemistry/contraction science that is going on beneath the
> surface? I'm here to learn!
>
> Mj
>
> "douglas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> > T;
> <major snip here to cut down on redundant reading>
> > >> Most stretches should be held for more than 2
> > >> seconds..
> > You mentioned Carpal Tunel,... Do you have any numbness
> > and if so where?
> >
> > There is also a technique called P.N.F., that will help.
> >
> > Looking forward to helping with your recovery.
> >
> > G.L. D
> >
> > "Terry Galan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:[email protected]...
> > > D, The therapist who gave me the stretches
> > > specifically instructed me NOT
> to
> > > ice the area. He also said that these stretches treat
> > > carpal tunnel syndrome. There are two stretches, each
> > > bend the wrist in opposing directions with the elbow
> > > straightened. Each stretch is held for 2
> seconds
> > > or less, while applying friction with knuckles or
> > > thumb from the other
> > hand.
> > > Thanks for the info. TG "douglas"
> > > <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > > news:[email protected]...
> > > >
> > > > T; The techniques do have a name "Myofascial or
> > > > Active Release". After you stretch the tendon do you
> > > > ice the area? Is the compensating musculature being
> > > > treated as well? And if so, How? Yes : In Ontario we
> > > > are taught to be able to treat tendonitis very
> > > > effectively. There is a treatment ( depending on
> > > > which tendon )
called
> > > > Friction Therapy. GL; D
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Terry Galan" <[email protected]> wrote in
> > > > message
> > > > news:<[email protected]>...
> > > > > Is anyone familiar with the Muscle Release
> > > > > Technique? I am
treating
> my
> > > > > tendonitis with the stretches from this technique,
> > > > > and it would
> boost
> > my
> > > > > confidence if I could find other people who
> > > > > successfully used this treatment.
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks.
> > > > >
> > > > > TG
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>
 
M

Mj Hess

Guest
Thank you both (Douglas and Terry) for your feedback. I'll check this all
out and learn even more! :)

Mj

"Terry Galan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> Mj
>
> I believe that it is called the Myotatic Reflex. I haven't
> seen any
clinical
> evidence that this reflex kicks in after 2 to 3 seconds,
> but avoiding this reflex is what Active Isolated
> Stretching and Muscle Release Technique is all about.
>
> Here is a link to an article discussing Muscle Release
> Technique.
>
> http://www.mrtherapy.com/articles/article1.html
>
> I am interested in the professional therapists' view of
> this technique. I agree that the theory behind this
> technique goes against traditional beliefs.
>
> TG "Mj Hess" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> > Hey Douglas. Just finishing up schooling here. One of
> > the things we're being taught throughout our Clinicals,
> > Sports, and Anatomy/Physiology classes is that a
> > stretch beyond 2 seconds starts what is known as a
> > "stretch reflex" response. I can't possibly show you my
> > textbooks here
in
> > the post so I went surfing the net for a few mins.. and
> > came up with
> these..
> >
> > http://www.ultimatehandbook.com/Webpages/Health/stretch-
> > iso.html
> >
> >
>
://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0812926234/ref=sib_rdr_srch/002-
3534424-6532
> > 805?v=search-inside&keywords=2+second+stretching
> >
> > though I must tell you that in my search for evidence to
> > back up what my textbooks and instructors are saying.. I
> > find a wide array of opinions
on
> > the subject and varieties of stretching and when and
> > where (before,
after
> > and event/injury) etc.. this is all so very
> > fascinating.. what are YOUR thoughts on the 2 second
> > stretch and the muscle chemistry/contraction science
> > that is going on beneath the surface? I'm here to learn!
> >
> > Mj
> >
> > "douglas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:[email protected]...
> > > T;
> > <major snip here to cut down on redundant reading>
> > > >> Most stretches should be held for more than 2
> > > >> seconds..
> > > You mentioned Carpal Tunel,... Do you have any
> > > numbness and if so
where?
> > >
> > > There is also a technique called P.N.F., that will
> > > help.
> > >
> > > Looking forward to helping with your recovery.
> > >
> > > G.L. D
> > >
> > > "Terry Galan" <[email protected]> wrote in
> > > message
> > > news:[email protected]...
> > > > D, The therapist who gave me the stretches
> > > > specifically instructed me
NOT
> > to
> > > > ice the area. He also said that these stretches
> > > > treat carpal tunnel syndrome. There are two
> > > > stretches, each bend the wrist in opposing
> > > > directions with the elbow straightened. Each stretch
> > > > is held for 2
> > seconds
> > > > or less, while applying friction with knuckles or
> > > > thumb from the
other
> > > hand.
> > > > Thanks for the info. TG "douglas"
> > > > <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > > > news:[email protected]...
> > > > >
> > > > > T; The techniques do have a name "Myofascial or
> > > > > Active Release". After you stretch the tendon do
> > > > > you ice the area? Is the compensating musculature
> > > > > being treated as well? And if so, How? Yes : In
> > > > > Ontario we are taught to be able to treat
> > > > > tendonitis very effectively. There is a treatment
> > > > > ( depending on which tendon )
> called
> > > > > Friction Therapy. GL; D
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Terry Galan" <[email protected]> wrote in
> > > > > message
> > > > > news:<[email protected]>...
> > > > > > Is anyone familiar with the Muscle Release
> > > > > > Technique? I am
> treating
> > my
> > > > > > tendonitis with the stretches from this
> > > > > > technique, and it would
> > boost
> > > my
> > > > > > confidence if I could find other people who
> > > > > > successfully used
this
> > > > > > treatment.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > TG
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>