Tag: therapy concepts

Pain and Cold Weather

The temperatures are dropping outside. Spring has sprung, Fall has Fell. Winter is coming. As it gets cold, more back and hip pain cases will be coming into the clinic. Here’s why that happens andContinue reading

How I became a fan of Active Isolated Stretching.

In the mid-90s, I had a client. Let’s call him Rastus. I used craniostructural techniques to, at first, deal with his headaches. They, however, made big differences in his demeanor. Rastus was in his early 40s andContinue reading

Craniosomatic Patterns

In my post on Defining Integrative Techniques, I explored the idea that there are problems in the body that perpetuate other problems. As bodyworkers, we want to give these problems more interesting names like posturalContinue reading

Homerun

Saturday before last, I had a new client come in. He was referred by a friend of his father who is an old client of mine and very active athlete of about 50. This newContinue reading

Understanding Organized Pain – Pathological Reflex Arc – The Rogue Hitman

In the world of Organized Pain, the trigger point is a weapon looking for a hitman. Sometimes, it is The Rogue Hitman. This hitman acts outside of The Pain Organization. This happens when the trigger point getsContinue reading

Understanding Organized Pain – Injured Muscle – The Disrespected Hitman

Muscles get testy when they’re disrespected. This is the way that most people think of trigger points as being activated – blunt trauma or strain. When it happens like this, the Disrespected Hitman appears, does his jobContinue reading

Understanding Organized Pain – Menacing Protection

Organized Pain can create different types of enforcement with muscles. It is for your protection. Really. We usually think of our muscles, connective tissues and bones as these things that gives us shape and move us around butContinue reading

Ice Plunges For The Ankle and Foot with Video Demo

This is an amazingly effective therapy for sprains/strains and other trauma to connective tissue and joints. My clients who are competitive athletes find it to be one of the fastest ways to recovery from injury.Continue reading

Understanding Organized Pain – Proprioceptors – Informant of Gravity

Organized Pain has a system of communication. Proprioceptors are one of the most important informants in the system. Proprioceptors are sensors in our body that collect information about position and movement. They can collect informationContinue reading

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