What Is Neuromuscular Therapy And How Does It Differ From Massage Therapy?

27 Dec 2014

As a Neuromuscular Therapist, this is a common question that I often hear. For the purposes of this article, I will assume that everyone reading it, at some point or anther, has had a typical massage. Spas, massage therapists and physical therapists will often offer relaxation massage programs and while they can serve limited needs, a program of Neuromuscular Therapy can be much more effective in alleviating minor, severe and chronic muscular pain.   What is Neuromuscular Therapy? Neuromuscular Therapy is a highly specialized type of soft tissue therapy designed to relieve pain and return injured tissues to normal function. It utilizes specific, targeted soft tissue treatment, flexibility stretching and.

Chronic Pain: The Truth Hurts – You’re Not Alone

02 Dec 2014

Pain is an epidemic that affects 85% of Americans. Most just live with it. If you’ve heard me speak about what I do and how I help clients, there’s a very high likelihood you’ve heard me discuss the topic of chronic pain. Many of my clients deal with chronic pain issues and come to me for relief. Through a holistic and natural approach, I focus on treating the underlying condition to break the cycle of pain while avoiding damaging pain medications. While some cases of chronic pain can be traced to a specific injury or trauma, such as a sports injury, a car accident, or even a surgical incision, other cases.

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.

Kidney Stones

05 Dec 2012

Definition Kidney stones are formed from a hard mineral deposit called calculus. Calculus is a “result of a chemical reaction that occurs when the urine becomes too concentrated. Calcium salts, uric acid, cystine, and other substances in the urine crystallize to form a (stone), often the size of a pebble.” (Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, p. 898) The most common types of kidney stones are: Calcium stones, account for over 70% of all stones; found mostly in men Uric acid stones, account for approximately 8% of all stones; also found mostly in men  Symptoms Kidney stones generally don’t produce symptoms until they break loose and begin to work their way.

Patellar Tendinitis

28 Nov 2012

by Maria I. Martos, Francey Royce & Barbara Harris This article is from research pconducted by the authors and  will discuss patellar tendinitis resulting from playing volleyball in indoor hard courts. Volleyball requires the lower limbs to execute many movements—running, jumping, side to side, frontwards, backwards—all of which can result in numerous injuries. We’ve elected to identify a specific movement—jumping—and a resulting injury—patellar tendinitis, also know as “jumper’s knee.” We will also discuss modes of treatment and prevention for this injury. Jumper’s knee is an irritation of the patellar tendon, or quadriceps tendon/ligament, of the knee. The knee is a hinge joint “roughly equivalent to a door hinge, but with.

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.

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