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. How often have you spent excessive time dealing with severe wry neck or patients with emotional type spasm? Often they will not tolerate an immediate adjustment.
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. Discussion from Leon Chaitow and Erik Dalton Myoskeletal Facebook | Erik Dalton Bodywork Training Blog
"Uddiyana" means 'flying up', and 'Bandha', means 'lock' or 'tie' in Sanskrit. Uddiyana is the 'flying up' of the diaphragm in the thorax and the simultaneous pulling back of the abdominal viscera above and below the navel towards the spine. Sequence: 1. Uddiyana Bandha - Abdominal Lock ~ Yoga
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.
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 Art Riggs, Certified Advanced Rolfer(R), CMT Striking a Balance Between Relaxation and Intense Therapeutic Bodywork On the first day of my Rolfing® training, my partner taught me the single best short lessen I’ve received in my bodywork career. Refine Your Touch
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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. 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.
Massage's Mystery Mechanism Unmasked Massage's healing touch may have more to do with DNA than with good hands. 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 scant evidence makes many physicians unsure, if not outright skeptical, of the method.
By Andrew Heffernan / November 2011: Glow Time There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of fascia: the stretchy, mesh-like substance that interweaves through and around your musculature, surrounds and supports your organs, and shrink-wraps your entire internal structure like a second skin. But if you were able to peek beneath your epidermis, you’d probably be surprised to see that this messy, elastic white stuff — made of collagen fibers, and similar to the material that makes up your ligaments and tendons — is virtually everywhere. The Web of Life
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. What Was That Fuzz? | MELT Method
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It's horrifying. Right in front of me, a gorgeous young woman named Andria has slipped out of her clothes and is transforming herself into...me. 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. Variation 1 – Sitting1.
Life After Pain Techniques for Lasting Muscle Pain Relief For over over three decades, Dr. Kuttner has helped people facing chronic pain. It's a hard and sometimes lonely path, so on this website - Life After Pain - we want to arm you with both knowledge and inspiration to help you along the way.
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? If you suffer from mysterious and FRUSTRATING chronic muscle pain and are at your wit's end – there may be a little known solution – one that you can 'try out' in less than 2 minutes. Trigger Point Treatment
daltonmyoskeletal's Channel Erik Dalton's deep tissue massage, muscle energy and myofascial mobilization strategies offer the pain-management, sports therapist and structural integrator "Certified Myoskeletal Therapist" credentials that set them apart in the eyes of clients and referral sources. Visit his website for a wealth of therapeutic information including books and instructional videos for home study. http://erikdalton.com Erik Dalton's deep tissue massage, muscle energy and myofascial mobilization strategies offer the pain-management, sports therapist and structural integrator "Certified Myoskeletal Therapist" credentials that set them apart in the eyes of clients ...