By far one of the most common things we see in our office is chronic shoulder pain. While there are many things that can cause chronic shoulder pain, the majority of what we see is due to minor but constant muscular tension imbalance due to repetitive use. For the sake of being thorough, let’s go […]
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Using a foam roller is simple, but working some areas may take a bit of practice and some…
Recently, on a hike in the Sierra foothills, I strained the tendons in my foot. I was convinced it was broken by the…
I hear the phrase “it’s all connected” often in my treatment room, as well as from other therapists. This phrase has always frustrated me because of its vague nature. It can leave a therapist or client with the idea that we should address all of the soft tissues in the body in one session to possibly stumble […]
One of the most rewarding parts of working with specialized populations such as expectant moms, is dispelling common myths about what type of massage is and is not appropriate for them. In many of my lectures about prenatal work, my first comment to the therapists in my class is, “Pregnant women are not sick! It’s […]
Active Release Technique, or ART, is a combination of soft tissue manipulations and neuromuscular techniques applied together, after a thorough intake and hands-on assessment.
I had a great discussion today with one of our therapists about the difference between fibrosis and adhesions.
These four flexibility exercises will increase circulation to the joins and improve the range of motion in your hips.
If you’re an active runner, cyclist, or just work on your feet all day, consistent stretching can decrease muscle pain and tension.