Category - ~ Manual Therapy

Lymph System Massage

When we get out of the shower or bath, usually the next thing to do is dry ourselves. Seeing as we are going to dry ourselves anyway, it is an excellent opportunity to do a little Lymphatic Massage. The idea is to dry yourself in the direction...

Sleeping on Your Side

I often encounter clients who complain of hip pain when sleeping on their sides. This pain usually occurs in the region between the top of the leg and the hip bone ( Greater Trochanter and Illiac Creest). There are small, powerful muscles in...

The Gut Microbiome

GUT BACTERIA MIGHT GUIDE THE WORKINGS OF OUR MINDS – NPR REPORT Not all bugs are bad. We are just beginning to understand how the microbes that symbiotically coexist within our Small Intestines contribute to our well being. The Human...

Adrenal Fatigue

When our ancestors noticed a tiger sitting in a tree, ready to pounce upon them, their bodies knew exactly what to do. The body instantly passed through its freeze response and initiated its self defense mechanisms for fight or flight...

Headaches

Here is an interesting poster put out by Mt Saini Hospital on Headaches. It is interesting to note that they are now acknowledging that Manual Therapy manipulations are effective at managing headaches. However, the way Touch Therapy is...

Stroke

Recovery from stroke using Manual Therapy can be effective, but requires consistent work over a period of many months. Here is a short video of examples of a few of the types of manipulations used. These manipulations can be thought of as a...

Toe Walking

Toe walking is tightly correlated with Fight or Flight, where Moro, Fear Paralysis, Foot Tendon Guard, Perez, and Trunk Extension* exercises will all help to mature self regulation. It is the reflex most closely associated with the Triple...

The Cranial Bones Move

The controversy about whether the bones of the skull move relative to each other has absorbed more hours of discussion in the lives of Cranial Therapists than perhaps any other subject. From the perspective of Allopaths (standard American...

Locomotor Primitives

We human beings like to think that we control our bodies, that as we command our bodies to do something, it is our sense of ourselves that performs the action. When we think, “pick up that cup and drink from it”, that it is our...

Neck and Shoulder Issues

Four legged animals have it easy. As they walk along, their ribs hang off of their spine like clothes on a clothes line, the weight of their torso helping to stretch out the joints and ligaments of their spines. Even our ape like ancestors, who...

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