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Integrative Functional Organization Overview

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Introduction

Hello, I’m Tony Preston. This is Integrative Works. I created this blog to help people have a better quality of life through bodies that have less pain, more flexibility, and improved structural performance. This blog helps people in pain These posts help them to understand: Most pain is part of a pattern and seldom unique …

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Understanding Trigger Points

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More than surviving.

Annie (her alias) is a Texan grandmother in her late 60s. She started working with me years ago. She has some real problems with degenerative discs in her neck. We’ve been through a lot. I’ve worked on her, literally, from head to toe. Last winter, she came to me with troubling news. They had found …

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Burning and itching along the shoulder blade

People complain of burning along the inside of their shoulder blade. This burning and itching along the shoulder blade will make you want to rub up against a doorway or get one of those massage canes to get at it. It is my experience that people are quick to notify a body therapist (like me) …

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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 about trigger points that will answer this question: what they do, their levels of activity, what makes them more active, how …

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Homerun

Saturday before last, I had a new client come in. He was referred by a friend of his father who is an old client of mine and very active athlete of about 50. This new client is a baseball pitcher who is a junior in high school and being scouted by the colleges. He was told that …

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Improving Executive Functions and Multitasking

Many of my clients, both adults and school children, are interested in better Executive Functioning. They want to improve their ability to engage with others more appropriately. Doing so produces better outcomes, especially when dealing with subtle social cues while multi-tasking. Part of this effort involves improving self-monitoring, impulse control and flexible thinking. In the …

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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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