You Don’t Have To Live With The Pain

14 Oct 2013

You Don’t Have to Live With the Pain In most instances, our pain is caused by injured or tight muscles and tendons. Over the years, due to stress, injuries, too much or too little exercise and lack of stretching, our muscles and tendons (soft tissue) become tighter and tighter, creating imbalances and resulting in severe or chronic pain. Often, people walk around with chronic pain, sometimes for years, resigned to the belief that there is nothing they can do about it, except having surgery or taking pain pills, muscle relaxants or anti-inflammatory medication.  Generally, the medical community is limited in their resources when it comes to eliminating pain derived from.

Hypoglycemia and Massage

18 Feb 2013

Definition Hypoglycemia develops as a result of abnormally low level of blood glucose (sugar,) the body’s chief energy source.  It is most often caused by an oversecretion of insulin by the pancreas due to stress, over-exercising, fasting or irregular eating habits.  In people with diabetes, hypoglycemia can result from administering too large a dose of insulin. Symptoms Symptoms range from weakness, shakiness, fatigue, dizziness and irritability, to confusion, difficulty in walking, lack of coordination, convulsions and coma.  Acute episodes of insulin reaction “occur most often in diabetics who take insulin by injection (or) antidiabetic tablets by mouth….” (Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, P. 710) Commonly Prescribed Treatment In an acute.

You Don’t Have to Live With the Pain

11 Jun 2012

In most instances, our pain is caused by injured or tight muscles and tendons. Over the years, due to stress, injuries, too much or too little exercise and lack of stretching, our muscles and tendons (soft tissue) become tighter and tighter, creating imbalances and resulting in severe or chronic pain. Often, people walk around with chronic pain, sometimes for years, resigned to the belief that there is nothing they can do about it, except having surgery or taking pain pills, muscle relaxants or anti-inflammatory medication.  Generally, the medical community is limited in their resources when it comes to eliminating pain derived from injured or tight inflamed soft tissue.  Their tendency.

Headaches and Whiplash

11 Dec 2011

Do you or someone you know suffer from reocurring headaches?  If so, read on; you may find the solution in this post. Many people suffering from headaches are also victims of whiplash.  Now, before you say “I’ve never had whiplash”, consider this: getting rear-ended by a car moving at 5 MPH can cause whiplash.  So what is whiplash? the most common type is cervical (neck) whiplash, but the lumbar spine (low back) can also be traumatized by whiplash. All it takes is for the neck or low back to be quickly, forcefully and unexpectedly thrust- “whipped” -forward and backward (or side-to-side.) As the neck whips forward, for instance, the muscles surrounding the cervical and/or.

Anatomy and Physiology of Skeletal Muscle

29 Sep 2011

The human body has three types of muscles: Skeletal, smooth, and cardiac. Because Sports Massage Therapists are mainly concerned with skeletal muscles, they will be the ones primarily discussed throughout this text.

Skeletal muscles are primarily attached to the bones of the body and, unlike smooth and cardiac muscles, are under voluntary control. They comprise most of the flesh of the body and...

What Does A Neuromuscular Therapist Do?

10 Apr 2011

I'm often asked to describe what I do as a Neuromuscular Therapist.   I explain that it's a bit difficult to put into words; it's much easier to understand when you experience it.   However, here's how I describe what I do: I specialize in injury rehabilitation and prevention.

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