TotalMSK, Musculoskeletal and Sports Injury Blog

The Blog and Self-help pages are intended to become a useful patient resource over time and include articles relating to various aspects of individual wellbeing, Corporate Health/Wellness, Sports Injuries and work-related injuries.

Current Articles

Self-Treatment and Maintenance Techniques

Self Trigger Point Therapy (TPT) and Massage Balls

Self Trigger Point Therapy (TPT) and Massage BallsAs with “Foam Rollers”, Self Trigger Point Therapy (TPT) can prove to be a reasonably effective self-maintenance or treatment technique and useful addition to general treatment. However, it is helpful to understand something about muscle anatomy, physiology and the basis of the method. Read more about Self Trigger Point Therapy (TPT) and Massage Balls here.

Self-Massage Foam Rollers - Myofascial Release

Self-Massage Foam Rollers - Myofascial ReleaseThe vast majority of the population have probably seen or used a “Foam Roller”, of which there are now all types, shapes and sizes. However, to get the best out of self-treatment with a “Foam Roller”, it helps to understand the basis of the technique and something about muscle anatomy and physiology. Foam Rollers can also be a useful addition to general treatment and maintenance. Find out more about Self-Massage Foam Rollers - Myofascial Release here.


Stress, Wellness and Performance

Stress, the Individual, Wellbeing, Performance and the Workplace (Part One)

Stress, the Individual, Wellbeing, Performance and the Workplace (Part One)Stress is a relatively common fact of modern day life, and the human body has always had to deal with “stress” in one form or another. Not all “stress” is bad and “stress” can prove to be very positive. To combat the negative impacts of too much “stress,” one needs to understand something about the “Human Stress Response”. Learn more about Stress, the Individual, Wellbeing, Performance and the Workplace (Part One).

Stress, the Individual, Wellbeing, Performance and the Workplace (Part Two)

Stress, the Individual, Wellbeing, Performance and the Workplace (Part Two)The second part of the article about “Stress, the Individual, Wellbeing and Performance” looks at the mid to long-term effects of excessive “stress” on the human body, various bodily systems and human performance. Find out more in Stress, the Individual, Wellbeing, Performance and the Workplace (Part Two).

Stress, the Individual, Wellbeing, Performance and the Workplace (Part Three)

Stress, the Individual, Wellbeing, Performance and the Workplace (Part Three)The third and final part of the “Stress, the Individual, Wellbeing and Performance” related article looks at possible interventions to mitigate or reduce the impacts of perceived and sustained levels of “stress”. Stress, the Individual, Wellbeing, Performance and the Workplace (Part Three) here.


Sports Injury and Injury Prevention

Basic Running / Sports Injury Preventive Measures

Basic Running / Sports Injury Preventive MeasuresMany of the concepts covered in the “Sports Injury Preventative Measures” article, don’t just apply to “Runners” or just people participating in sport. The principles equally apply to multiple forms of physical activity, injury prevention, or exercise in general and recovery from injury. Further details on Basic Running / Sports Injury Preventive Measures can be found here.

Achilles Tendinopathy Pain

Running Related Sports Injury Series - Achilles Tendinopathy PainAchilles Tendinopathy is a fairly common condition, which can affect people from all walks of life. The condition can also easily affect both highly active sports people, including runners through to sedentary and inactive people. The Achilles Tendinopathy article covers the condition in some detail, along with possible causes and treatment options. Read more about Achilles Tendinopathy here.

Plantar Fasciopathy or Plantar Fasciitis foot pain

Plantar Fasciopathy or Plantar Fasciitis foot painAlthough the article on Plantar Fasciitis / Plantar Fasciopathy is from a “Running” perspective, many people can suffer from this condition. The article describes some typical symptoms, possible causes and treatment options. Learn more about Plantar Fasciopathy or Plantar Fasciitis here.

Patellofemoral Syndrome, Runner's Knee, Rower's Knee Pain

Patellofemoral Syndrome, Runner's Knee, Rower's Knee PainKnee pain (Runner’s Knee / Rower’s Knee) and problems affecting the knee are relatively common in certain types of activity including sports like Rowing, Running and Football. The article about Patellofemoral Syndrome covers more details about the symptoms of this condition, possible causes and treatment options. Read further about Patellofemoral Syndrome, Runner's Knee, Rower's Knee here.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS), Runner's Knee Pain

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS), Runner's Knee PainAnother form of knee pain and sometimes hip pain can occur due to Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) or (ITB) Syndrome. The condition commonly affects Runners and hence is also known as Runner’s Knee. The article on (ITBS) covers symptoms associated with the condition, possible causes and treatment options. Further details about Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS), Runner's Knee here.

Ankle injuries (Inversion, Eversion)

Ankle injuries (Inversion, Eversion)Ankle injuries can affect virtually anybody and can cause a multitude of other niggles or problems if left untreated and not rehabilitated correctly. The article about ankle injuries discusses different types of damage, severity, the possible impacts of such injuries and treatment options available. Read more about Ankle injuries (Inversion, Eversion) here.

Shin Splints - Shin Pain

Shin Splints - Shin painMany runners and military personnel are likely to have encountered the unpleasant and sometimes debilitating pain associated with Shin Splints. The condition can easily be made worse and be very debilitating. The Shin Splints article discusses possible causes, symptoms of the condition and treatment options. Learn more about Shin Splints here.


Chiropractic and Massage Registrations

All of our practitioner's hold relevant professional industry registrations and or memberships. Our principal practitioner Terry Davis MSMA holds additional memberships and registrations for Massage Therapy with the Complementary & Natural Health Council (CHNC) and is BTEC Level 5 Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy qualified and holds professional membership with the Sports Massage Association (SMA):-

Chiropractic and Massage RegistrationsSports Massage Association (SMA)General Chiropractic CouncilComplementary & Natural Health Council