Health and Performance

  • Hamstring Injuries and Rehab Page Contents A hamstring injury is a strain, tear or pain at the back of the thigh or below the buttocks. A common injury in sports and can occur in different grades. The 3 grades of hamstring injury are: grade 1 – a mild muscle strain or pull grade 2 – a partial muscle tear grade 3 – a complete muscle tear The ...
  • Why Painpro™ -TENS, EMS & Microcurrent are a cut above the rest? Page Contents Why PainPro? We’ve come to the conclusion that TENS is a viable and, some may say, even preferential treatment for pain relief. But of the myriad of devices of varying cost out there why should you choose PainPro? What’s so special about the PainPro that makes it the unit of choice for people considering TENS? ...
  • Calf Injuries, Treatments and recovery Page Contents The calf muscle is located on the back of the lower leg below the knee, its made up of two main muscles. The gastrocnemius is the larger calf muscle. The gastrocnemius has two parts or “heads,” which together create its diamond shape. The soleus is a smaller, flat muscle that lies underneath the gastrocnemius muscle. The gastrocnemius ...
  • Ben Tollitt using Painpro™ helps him stay ahead of schedule by 5 weeks. The ACL is a ligament situated deep inside the knee. Its helps to provide stability, but it also acts as the knee’s brain. It’s full of sensors, so when the knee is running,sprinting, turning and twisting, it provides the brain with all this information about the speed it’s moving at and keeps it nice and ...
  • Ben Tollitt used Painpro™ to help with rehab from his acl injury 5 weeks early Page Contents How Painpro™ helped Ben Tollitt with his ACL rehab Ben is a talented professional football at Tranmere  Rovers. Ben suffered an horrific set back with a grade 3 Acl injury. This is how he combined his rehab and Painpro™ to help speed up his healing and progression. It helped me with many of the systems it ...
  • Which PainPro™ Mode to use for your legs. Mode 1: Chronic Pain Relief – for long term chronic pain. Mode 2: Acupuncture – for relieving acute pain. Both modes can be used to help reduce pain whether that be living with pain acute or chronic. Also perfect for post surgery for pain and to help reduce pain while trying to get your range of movement back to ...
  • A mechanistic approach to pain management: Applying the biopsychosocial model to physical therapy “Physicians and patients usually harbor a concept of pain that involves a linkage between body damage and the pain reported by the patient. This is an inadequate concept that leads both physicians and their patients into unnecessary difficulties in the management of chronic pain.” Loeser, 1982 We recently read the classic article by Loeser written ...
  • Science cranks “Therapy babble” is an irritating combination of jargon, bafflegab, pseudoscience, and abused science that sounds impressive but means little, and it’s particularly common in alternative health care. Science cranks are a significant sub-species of therapy babbler. They have a lot of admirably sincere enthusiasm about science, which sets them apart from most other therapy babblers, ...
  • “Why would he mislead people like that?” I once explained to a reader that a claim made by a popular massage therapist author was completely bogus, and she earnestly asked, “Why would he mislead people like that?” She was actually puzzled! Apparently it had never occurred to her that any health care professional might be a crank, or self-serving, or even just ...
  • Biased towards pain: the role of expectancy in impaired selective learning in fibromyalgia patients Body in Mind Associative learning is the process by which people and animals learn that two events or stimuli occur together. One of the evolutionary advantages of associative learning is to identify predictors of adverse situations or consequences (i.e., those that produce harm), so that we can anticipate and avoid them. For example, a person suffering ...