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What is a muscle strain? In short, it is the overstretching or tearing of muscle fibres. The majority of muscle strains occur for one of two reasons: either the muscle has been stretched beyond its capacity or it has beena forced to contract too strongly. The severity of injury can range from only a few muscle fibres that are damaged, and the muscle continues to function, through to complete tears where the muscle may be unable to function.  How do I know if I have strained a muscle? Symptoms include: Pain and tenderness in the muscle, especially after physical activity

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One of the first videos made by Suzanne, practice principal of Wellness Embodied, this knee taping video shows a little known technique for taping the Iliotibial band, as well as one of our favourite taping techniques- a variation on the McConnell tape for patellofemoral pain. There are many benefits of tape. Pain relief Offloading sensitised nerves (such as referred pain down the arm or leg, or following a whiplash injury) Stimulating muscle activity in deep anti- gravity muscles- correcting the muscle imbalances that research now shows is responsible for many pains. Postural correction. In the early days of the practice,

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