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An Introduction to the Integrative Bodywork Model

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Trigger Point Assessment Connects The Pain To The Problem

This post is a light-hearted look at the effectiveness of neuromuscular assessment. What’s the “Tell?” When the client sits down and talks about their pain, they tell me why they’re paying to be there. Nothing connects me to the specific spot, in the specific muscle, like trigger points assessment. The course of action might vary based …

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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 understand what the other person is trying to accomplish. Your better understanding of their goals turns the negotiation toward helping both …

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Finding The Godfather of Organized Pain

Integrative bodywork is more than ferreting out trigger points, balancing pelvises and smoothing out the tissues. It focuses on finding the governing problems and addressing them first. When I was growing up, we lived on a farm with 6 kids. My father’s brother, Gene, would say, “Y’all could tear up an anvil bare-footed.” Pop quoted …

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