Tag: integrative

Understanding Trigger Points: Painful, Unstable Ankle

Client’s Description People often come in complaining that they have twisted their ankle and wonder if it is sprained. They associate it to stepping off a curb where the ball of the foot hits theContinue reading

Understanding Organized Pain – Trigger Points – Weapon Of Choice

  Trigger points are the weapon of choice for Organized Pain in the musculoskeletal system. Like this handgun, they can be difficult to trace. The good detective can examine the scene and trace it back toContinue reading

The Investors

Arnold (not his real name) started seeing me in his mid 50s.  He is a tall, soft-spoken investment counselor. When he first came in, he had a low back problem that really bothered him. HisContinue reading

Improving Executive Functions and Multitasking

Many of my clients, both adults and school children, are interested in better Executive Functioning. Part of that is improving self-monitoring, impulse control and flexible thinking. They are looking for the ability to engage withContinue reading

Connecting Sensory Integration and Trigger Points

In the mid-90s, I started working with an OT that specialized in Sensory Integration. She was one of the best. More than that, she ran seminars that brought the icons of Sensory Integration treatment intoContinue reading

Defining Integrative Techniques

Back in 1996 I was teaching for the National Institute of Craniosacral Studies and having weekly study groups with one of the other teachers, Greg. We were trying to think of  a better name forContinue reading

Trigger Point Assessment Connects The Pain To The Problem

When the client sits down and talks about their pain, they are telling me why they’re paying to be there. Nothing connects me to the specific spot, in the specific muscle, like trigger points assessment. TheContinue reading

Understanding Organized Pain: Overview

  I started this blog with a post about Finding the Godfather of Organized Pain. I’d like to take a series of posts to explore Organized Pain. It is important to recognize how it works inContinue reading

Heaven is a place with tension.

There are lies that we know are lies but play along. I’ll call you. Baby, I think those jeans are just cut wrong.I knew nothing about that. You are the best, EVER. If we only madeContinue reading

Helping The Trigger Point Get What It Wants

The best seller, “Getting To Yes,” explores the idea of principled negotiations. The idea is that you should not negotiate against the other person but toward a principle. It promotes that you should come to understandContinue reading