02 – Assessment of muscle tone after stroke

02 – Assessment of muscle tone after stroke

Morning Allan. I’m Mark I am your physio. Hi Mark How are you doing? I’m very good. I’m good. Nice to see you. I’m here today just to have a look at how you are moving. OK I’d like to get a sense of your control of your movement and we are particularly interested today […]

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What Are Muscle Knots?

What Are Muscle Knots?

Whether it’s after a long day hunched over your computer or a week of stressing out about a big test, you probably have had muscle knots before. These knots — otherwise known as myofascial trigger points — are pretty much what they sound like: painful spots in your muscles. They’re different from the kind of […]

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Neck Muscles Anatomy – Anterior Triangle – Part 2

Neck Muscles Anatomy – Anterior Triangle – Part 2

So now I’m going to talk about the infrahyoid muscles. They’ve got the opposite action to the suprahyoid muscles. They depress the hyoid bone. So again, there are four muscles in the infrahyoid group. The infrahyoid group of muscles are referred to as strap muscles because they look like straps. There are four muscles in […]

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Muscle and stem cells: Repair after major trauma

Muscle and stem cells: Repair after major trauma

Major injury can cause extensive trauma to the muscle including toxins such as a snake bite. Even after extensive damage small groups of healthy cells can be found. These cells, including muscle stem cells, engage in the regeneration process. Satellite cells activate and generate daughter myoblasts that begin the process of rebuilding the destroyed muscle […]

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