I’ve added the anti-fatigue Topo Mat to my dynamic workstation. As we all know by now, standing in one position all day long is not good for the body. The Topo Mat is an anti-fatigue mat that keeps you moving with its varied terrain surface. The video below is a sped up version of me using the Topo Mat. You can reverse the mat to vary your terrain even more. The teardrop in the middle is great for stretching the feet from several angles.READ MORE
Manual Thermal Evaluation (MTE) is an evaluation technique I learned in a Functional Methods training and in the Visceral Manipulation™ (VM-5) course (both based on osteopathic evaluations and techniques). I use MTE with every single client, so I thought I’d take a brief moment to tell you what I’m doing during MTE. It is much more complex than what I’m presenting here, but it’s important to give you a general overview, so you don’t think I’m doing voodoo.READ MORE
The uterus must be mobile for proper physiological function. When the uterus is fixed in one position fibrosis of the ligaments can result and impair local circulation. When circulation is impaired, the cells won’t get proper nutrients (oxygen), and acidity, pain, and cell death will follow. There are 3 main types of movements the uterus exhibits (that I know of). Mobility, motility and contractions. I’ll briefly cover them below.READ MORE
Abdominal Adhesions are fibrous tissues that can form between abdominal tissues and organs due to abdominal or pelvic infections, surgery, inflammation or injury. Internal organs have slippery surfaces that enable them to slide and glide against other organs and tissues. When adhesions are present the tissues no longer glide and the internal organ’s motility is inhibited, organ function may be affected, pain may result and larger movements of the body may be inhibited.READ MORE
I had an interesting experience with a woman who had a stage 3 cystocele (bladder prolapse). The general listening (evaluation to find restrictions) took me to the lower left quadrant of the belly. The local listening took me to the bladder and from there I followed a lesion chain deep into the obturator fascia. The bladder is closely related to the obturator foramen via fascia. After applying a techniqueREAD MORE
Sciatica refers to pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and originates at the lumbosacral plexus at L4-S3 and has branches all the way down into the foot.
When most people think about sciatica they think of compression from the L4-L5/S1 or piriformis tension.
A common test for sciatic nerve pain resulting from lumbar disc compression is the Lasegue test. The patient lies supine (on their back) with legs straight and the practitioner passively (without help from the patient) lifts the leg. If lifting..READ MORE
I had the entire day off today, so I decided to give myself a “spa day” with all the things that nourish me. I used to think I had to get away and spend $$$ at a spa to be pampered. I now find it’s the simple things that truly nourish me, things that I can weave into every day.READ MORE