Therapy Concepts

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 into town. I was in a special place. I was teaching at The National Institute of Craniosacral Studies and laying the …

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An Introduction to the Integrative Bodywork Model

Many people talk about holistic approaches to integrative models. Let’s explore those terms and what they means. Holistic Approaches Holistic medicine is characterized by the treatment of a person as a whole. It means that all the parts are related, and that they interact. Moreover, it means that they are best addressed with consideration of …

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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. The course of action might vary, based on many factors but NMT assessment pinpoints the spot that I need to resolve …

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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

When I was growing up, we lived on a farm with 6 kids. Pop’s brother, Gene, would say, “Y’all could tear up an anvil bare-footed.” Pop picked up that expression faster than a shiny dime. We would always hear it as he was fixing whatever mess that we just created. There were a lot of …

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