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Self Care – Seated Posture

There are a number of posts where I discuss problems created by poor seated posture, so here’s a post about how to sit to avoid creating problems. In this post, I explore 2 different approaches to minimize the pain and discomfort of sitting at a desk. First, actively sitting in a balanced posture and secondly, …

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Self Care – Seizing Hamstring

Here, you will find self-care strategies for the seizing hamstring. As well, these people often have pain in the back of the hip or calf. For more information about how people describe and create that pain, look at this other post. Side-to-Side Movements In the short term, discontinue exercise on uneven ground. This rest gives …

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Yoga, “that good stretch feeling,” and trigger points

Stretching can be a useful daily ritual of relief. It changes a stiff body into something that has less pain and stiffness. I give it to my clients to manage their daily pain, and it helps. It can really ease your activities of daily living. Client’s love “that good stretch feeling.” It really should be …

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Do You Find Trigger Point Illustrations Confusing?

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Sciatica, Degenerative Discs and Trigger Points

Many clients come to me with pain that their doctor has called “sciatica.” Sciatica originally referred to painful inflammation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve emerges from the lower lumbar vertebrae and upper sacral segments (L4-S3) and innervates the majority of the gluteal region, posterior thigh, and the lower leg. “Sciatica” is now commonly used …

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Trigger Points and The Seizing Hamstring

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. These people grab their hamstring and talk about how painful it is. They are often quite careful about not stretching their hamstrings too aggressively. Also, the back of the thigh often cramps when flexing the knee to touch the heel to …

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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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