Category: Self-care

Quick and easy hangover relief

Client’s Description Crapulence – Sickness caused by excessive drinking. 2. Excessive indulgence; intemperance. [From late Latin crāpulentus, very drunk, from Latin crāpula, intoxication, from Greek kraipalē.] crap′u·lent adj. People complain of headache, nausea, and misery that followContinue reading

Key concepts when managing trigger points

Extensive research has shown the characteristics of each specific trigger point, including the area of sensation and impaired activity. This is essential in connecting the trigger point to the client’s complaint. It is a startingContinue reading

Why are the unfamiliar activities painful?

It’s a great question. I often state its counter part, “Other people do that and don’t have pain. Let’s work so that you can do that without pain, too.” Let’s briefly look at few things aboutContinue reading

Stretching for scalenes

Here are some specific stretches that have been recommended by many sources over the years. Clinical experience has proven them to be effective for helping the problematic effects of tight scalene muscles. I have added theContinue reading

Basics of Ice and Stretch

You can get rid of pain, soreness and restricted range of motion quickly with ice-and-stretch. You can adapt any stretch routine that you have to be faster, more effective and easier by changing it toContinue reading

Breathing exercise for upper back pain

I have many clients who come to me for problems in their upper back. Some have “forward head posture.” Some have that sharp stitch when they take a breath. Some have pain between the shoulderContinue reading

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

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