Self-care

Breathing Exercises for Upper Back Pain

Self Care – 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 shoulder blades. Some just have tightness and discomfort. I have given this technique to a lot of people with great results. …

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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 and pretty aggressive but the cranial work made him surprisingly agreeable. His wife paid for him to get weekly sessions. Rastus loved …

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Trigger Points – Pain at the Base of the Head and Under Shoulder Blade

With this trigger point, people complain about tension and vague pain at the base of their head. When I press for more detail, they may tell me about the vague pain and tension in their neck and in the shoulder. It is easy to feel the tender lump on the side of the pain about half …

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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. Clients that plunge once or twice a day for several days usually have amazing progress and recovery. One client who …

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Self Care – Releasing hip trigger points with a tennis ball

This is a VERY useful home care activity for clients with chronic trigger points in the hips. This not only includes clients with hip pain but the pain that extends down the side of the leg, down the back of the leg and seizing hamstrings. Your neuromuscular therapist can use assessment to pinpoint the spot …

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Self Care – Headache Relief Through Ice And Stretch

Many of my clients with “migraines” or “sinus headaches” actually have cervicogenic headaches (originating from the neck). Many of my clients, as well as people who have found this on the web have relief from these dabilitating headaces by using this process.You can get relief from your headaches too. Most of us are familiar with …

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