Whiplash Causes, Symptoms and Treatment – It’s Not Just About Your Spine

05 Nov 2015
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Many people suffering from headaches, neck pain and/or back pain are often victims of whiplash, and may not be aware of it. Now, before you say “I’ve never had whiplash”, consider this: Getting rear-ended by a car moving as slow as 5 MPH can cause whiplash. If you or someone you know is suffering from these symptoms, read on; you may find the solution in this post.

Case Study: Shoulder Injury – Chronic Symptoms and Treatment

22 Oct 2015
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In an ongoing series of articles, I’ll be documenting my Neuromuscular Therapy process for treating various clients’ injuries at Sagewood Wellness Center. I’ll be breaking down the causes and symptoms of these injuries, and my subsequent treatment of them. While not all injuries and treatments will be exactly the same and results will vary, these case studies will provide examples of how I assist clients in healing and living pain free lives.   Symptoms In this case study we will be looking at a client who came to me with debilitating chronic shoulder pain, resulting in limited range of motion and weakness. This condition had been initially caused by a.

Sports Massage for Injury Relief and Prevention

11 Oct 2015
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You live in Orange County and you lead an active lifestyle. Maybe you’re a runner from San Juan Capistrano or enjoy working out at the local gym in San Clemente or Dana Point. You might be a professional or semi-professional athlete in Laguna Niguel or maybe you enjoy an occasional tennis match or round of golf on the weekend at one of our beautiful local courses. This describes many active and healthy people who live in South Orange County. It also describes many of my clients. While living an active lifestyle is good for your health, it also comes with inherent risks as well. No matter what your physical activity.

Holistic Counseling – Your Path to Inner Peace and Healing

19 Aug 2015
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As a Neuromuscular Therapist, I get to know my clients really well. Through many years of working with my clients at Sagewood Wellness Center, and my training in clinical psychology, I became aware of the fact that oftentimes, their physical condition was a result of something deeper. Stress, fear and anxiety can have a radical detrimental effect on the body and can cause a multitude of physical problems. Many times these conditions, and their symptoms, are treated with prescription medications which can compound the problem. This prompted me to integrate Holistic Counseling into my practice. The techniques that I use in Holistic Counseling sessions (sometimes referred to as Integrated Mind-Body.

How Your Smart Phone is Hurting Your Body

06 Apr 2015
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How Your Smart Phone is Hurting Your Body I recently had some relatives visiting from out of town who had driven down to visit me here in Orange County from the San Francisco area. When they arrived I noticed that one of them was rubbing her neck and wincing in pain as we spoke. Of course, being the always-on-the-job, Neuromuscular Therapist that I am, I asked about it. She indicated that she had spent most of the seven hour trip from the Bay Area to my home in San Clemente, getting caught up on work on her smart phone. She was now experiencing major neck pain and an excruciating headache.

The Benefits of Meditation: What You Need To Know

20 Jan 2015

(An Easy and Practical Guide to Mindfulness and Its Health Benefits) As a wellness practitioner, I often get asked about meditation, the meditation process, and the associated health benefits of practicing mindfulness. The buzz-words for meditation these days is “mindfulness practice”, or “mindfulness meditation”. I believe it’s because people have this mistaken notion that meditation is a lofty goal, and that you need to be a devoted yogi, or Meditation Master, who can reach a state of peaceful bliss every time they sit down to meditate. Which is not true…. So being “mindful” of the present moment seems easier to accomplish, but mindfulness and meditation are essentially one and the.

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