Sensory Integration

Neck tension when wearing a heavy coat

People complain about pain in the upper neck that makes them irritable. The pain that extends down toward the shoulder is often described as tension. They describe things that aggravate it but seldom are able to describe the incident that created the injury. There are other trigger points that produce pain in that area, so I …

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Irritating Tags, Burning Shoulders

Client’s Description People complain about tension in their shoulders so I press on for more specific information. They only complain about burning in their shoulders if this is really aggravated. They will admit that tags in their shirts bother them. It is not likely that they came in for a massage because their tags are bothering them, …

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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 information about muscle and joints. Some collect information about tension in the muscle. Some of them sense the alignment of the …

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Improving Executive Functions and Multitasking

Many of my clients, both adults and school children, are interested in better Executive Functioning. Part of that is improving self-monitoring, impulse control and flexible thinking. They are looking for the ability to engage with others more appropriately. This produces better outcomes, especially when dealing with subtle social cues while multi-tasking. In the real world, …

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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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Heaven is a place with tension.

There are lies that we know are lies, but we play along. “I’ll call you.” “Baby, I think those jeans are just cut wrong.” “I knew nothing about that.” “You are the best, EVER.” “If we only made a little more money, we’d be happy.” “I was just checking her posture.” “I’d like to live …

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