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People experience pain differently. How the body respond to pain?
Eccentric cycling is effective for knee extensors and hip flexors to increase muscle hypertrophy and strenght. Possible great outcomes for rehabilitation and training purposes.
Neural mobilization can be performed actively as exercise (see the video below)or passively performed by osteopaths, physiotherapists and manual therapists. It is very effective in the management of nerve-related low back pain, nerve-related neck and arm pain, and plantar heel pain and tarsal tunnel syndrome.
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A different approach to patients suffering of non-traumatic musculoskeletal pain can improve pain conditions and limit the disability level. Practitioners need to explain the condition and the strategy to manage the problem. Improving education, exercise and lifestyle are key points to engage the patient taking control.
Pain education for musculoskeletal disorders is very effective reducing disability, improving movement and reducing medication use.
Movement is a key factor for getting better, together with explaining to patient what to do to improve their confidence in their physical ability. "Your pelvis is out of place" is a misleading description of the cause of your pain and is increasing patient fear of movement.
This review findings support that therapeutic exercise can improve posture and helping patients to decrease neck pain.
The most recent low back pain management guidelines recommend to remain active, patient pain education, exercise therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy.
Massimo Monticelli M.Ost