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Postisometric Relaxation. By Warren Hammer, MS, DC, DABCO Postisometric relaxation (PIR) is a very effective method of dealing with acute tension in soft tissue problems that may preclude immediate spinal adjustment.

Postisometric Relaxation

How often have you spent excessive time dealing with severe wry neck or patients with emotional type spasm? Discussion from Leon Chaitow and Erik Dalton Myoskeletal Facebook. Should we abandon the structural/biomechanical model of low back pain? **Please download and read Dr. Lederman’s paper HERE before proceeding*** Discussion on Erik Dalton Myoskeletal Therapy Facebook Erik Dalton: I’ve been a long-time fan of Eyal Lederman and respect the enthusiasm, brilliance and energy he brings to the manual therapy community, not only through his CPDO workshops in England, but his extensive writings. In the recently published paper titled, “The fall of the postural–structural–biomechanical model in manual and physical therapies: Exemplified by lower back pain,” he debunks almost every conceivable assessment and treatment modality for low back pain. Although well-researched and eloquently presented, this is not “hot-off-the-press” news.

Maintaining a healthy back is an individual thing and part of an ongoing process that requires a positive mental attitude, stress reduction, exercise, sex, diet, etc. Uddiyana Bandha - Abdominal Lock ~ Yoga. Search box @import url( Custom Search Sunday, July 12, 2009. Dont Get Married Part 1 - What Is Core Stability? By Erik Dalton, Ph.D. It’s really irritating when you invest yourself in an idea which later proves to be invalid. Although I try to not marry any particular theory or technique, I usually find myself extolling its virtues and developing constructs to support my belief system.

It’s probably acceptable to wed as long as you don’t mind going through the pains of divorce. With biomedical research moving at such a rapid pace, it’s dangerous to strongly embrace any belief too passionately. With that in mind, I’ve decided to fully embrace Tom Myers’ advice and “cling by my fingernails” (his statement made to our 2007 Costa Rica class when discussing the validity of the thixotropy theory) and to endorse the popular concept of core stability (CS). Refine Your Touch. Read this very informative chapter in its entirety in the Dynamic Body Textbook The book is also a part of the 32 CE Lower Body Home Study.

Refine Your Touch

Yi Ren® System of Qigong (Chi Kung) in Seattle. Confirmed: He Who Sits the Most Dies the Soonest - Neil Wagner - Health. Another study shows that sitting is really, really, really bad for your health.

Confirmed: He Who Sits the Most Dies the Soonest - Neil Wagner - Health

Please, just get a standup desk! A study of more than 200,000 Australians adds to the growing body of evidence that people who sit the most die the soonest. It also found that you can't exercise this effect away, though exercise does help reduce it greatly. The study's simple message is that spending more time standing and less time sitting prolongs life. But while the death risk was much lower for anyone who exercised five hours a week or more, it still rose as these active people sat longer. It is now well accepted that too much sitting is unhealthy. The current study took a more direct approach, looking at the relationship of total daily sitting time to the likelihood of dying within the next three years, seeking to put a number on just how harmful prolonged sitting is.

The results are part of the Sax Institute's 45 and Up Study, the largest ongoing study of healthy aging in the Southern Hemisphere. Massage's Mystery Mechanism Unmasked. Massage's healing touch may have more to do with DNA than with good hands.

Massage's Mystery Mechanism Unmasked

A new study has revealed for the first time how kneading eases sore muscles—by turning off genes associated with inflammation and turning on genes that help muscles heal. The discovery contradicts popular claims that massage squeezes lactic acid or waste products out of tired muscles and could bring new medical credibility to the practice. Despite massage's widespread popularity, researchers know surprisingly little about its effects on muscles.

Past studies have managed to show only that a well-administered rub can reduce pain, but none has ever pinpointed how. The Web of Life. What Was That Fuzz? In most dissections, cadavers are embalmed. This leaves those of us looking to view the cadaver as a model infinite time to slowly move through the landscape of the human form. Gil Hedley's 6-Day Dissection Course took me by surprise over a decade ago. With each dissection and viewing of his video series I learn and expand my own ability to convey what lies beneath our skin to others. In an embalmed cadaver, you can see layers punctuated by fibers that you must remove to define the parts. Gil made a simple model years ago he called "The Onion Tree". So when Gil began calling the stuff between the apparent layers we could define, he started calling the collagen matrix, "The Fuzz".

Esther Gokhale Wellness Center. Understanding Your Muscles. ADRIEN'S STRETCH PAGE. This includes your Trapezius, Sternocleidomastoid or "SCM", and the Posterior Triangle.


The Posterior Triangle including the Scalenus, Semispinalis, Splenius Capitis and Levator Scapulae which can all compress the vital nerves, arteries and veins in the neck when tight. This tightness can cause headaches and raise the blood pressure. Life After Pain. Trigger Point Treatment. Have you been in pain for a long time, and no one can figure out why? Could This Be What's Causing Your Muscle Pain? Daltonmyoskeletal's Channel. Chaitow's Chat.