Tag Archives: soft tissue mobilization

12 Fri

Cupping makes an Olympic debut, but we’ve been doing it for years.

Cupping makes an Olympic debut Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI   The New York Times and other media outlets have picked up on the purple marks on Olympic athletes’ bodies and it seems that cupping is the new craze.  Just like Kinesiotaping and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue...
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13 Tue

Re-thinking foam rolling

Re-thinking foam rolling Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI     Two years ago, I wrote about how the foam roller is your friend.  They’re ubiquitous at fitness centers, gyms, and physiotherapy clinics.  I’ve advised my patients to use them as well.  But I’ve come across some new...
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14 Thu

Fascia: New age voodoo or scientific structure

Fascia: New age voodoo or scientific structure Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   I recently read an article about a “mysterious” tissue that is present everywhere in the body but is mostly ignored by medical professionals.  It’s called fascia.  Based on your philosophy of...
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11 Tue

What is the Graston Technique?

What is the Graston Technique? Written by:  Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI I’ve heard it called many things: the knife, the scraper, “the really painful thing that I don’t enjoy”…  Usually it’s goes like, “Hey, what’s that metal thingy that you scrape on my leg?”  It’s...
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30 Thu

Soft Tissue Mobilization versus Massage: Are they the same thing?

Soft Tissue Mobilization versus Massage: Are they the same thing? WRITTEN BY:  MICHELLE MILLNER, PT, DPT, OCS   I recently overheard a conversation between two women in a coffee shop.  One was describing how getting a massage felt so good.  The other commented about how she just goes...
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