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The Negotiation Of Pressures

The Negotiation Of Pressures

  “Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system.” (source) “It has been suggested that ischemic […]

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Myofascial Release: An Evolving And Simple Definition

Myofascial Release: An Evolving And Simple Definition

  Urged on my peers on both sides of the argument, here is an initial version of what I hope becomes a more permanent way to describe the work I use and teach. Comments, suggestions, and criticisms are always welcome […]

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Pathologizing: Our Words Matter

Pathologizing: Our Words Matter

As a physical therapist trained in the 1980’s, biomechanical explanations for pain and movement disorders were the norm. As I drifted into a myofascial release manual therapy in the early 1990’s, the biomechanical model was reinforced and made more narrow […]

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Treatment Tips: An Easy Way To Achieve Posterior Pelvic Tilt

Treatment Tips: An Easy Way To Achieve Posterior Pelvic Tilt

  As I teach, there are certain concepts/techniques which are self-explanatory, while others have nuances which make them harder to convey, both in the classroom as well as once the therapist is back in their clinic. In the past, I’ve […]

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The Power Of Touch And Presence Vs. Modality Specific Beliefs

The Power Of Touch And Presence Vs. Modality Specific Beliefs

  Disclaimer: I teach continuing education seminars for a living. When we touch patients in a therapeutic intervention, how many different “things” or actions can we really be accomplishing? How many different structures can we really make contact with or […]

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