Feeling Under the Pain

Feeling Under the Pain Tuning out pain can be a mode of survival. We learn throughout our lives to shut down when we have a moment of trauma or injury. We can thank our brain and central nervous system for that. Which at the time of injury or trauma, can help to save us. The trouble with this though, is that many times, that shutting down can create a host of problems later on. So during treatment, we talk a lot about “tuning in” and feeling into the sensations. At times, these sen...
Posted on 2022-06-07

How is Myofascial Release different?

How is Myofascial release different?  I have been getting asked this question lately so I thought I would shed some light on the topic.  I think a better question to answer is " How is John Barnes Myofascial  Release " different?  John Barnes, PT, is the founder of the concept of sustained  pressure MFR. This is the concept used in authentic MFR and the type of MFR that I use every day with patients. So, why is it different?  John Barnes teaches his therapists to u...
Posted on 2019-03-11

Treating Back Pain with WHAT????

Have you ever wondered why your low back pain hasn’t improved or gone away, despite many efforts with therapy, massage or chiropractic adjustments?  It could be that often much of the treatment has focused on the spine or hips alone.  There is typically no attention paid to a very important structure, which happens to be the tailbone!  There are muscles that attach to and support your pelvis and tailbone including back muscles, abdominal muscles, other hip muscles, as we...
Posted on 2018-03-07

3 Effective Self Treatment Tools That You Can Use at Home

Do you have trouble deciding what would be the best tool to use for home when performing your selfcare?  Unsure what will be the most effective for the type of pain you are having? Different tools help alleviate different types of pain. Below I have compiled a few of my favorite tools that I typically recommend to my patients. Many people suffering from chronic pain and Fibromyalgia have multiple spots throughout their body that are tender. These are called active trigger points. Often the...
Posted on 2018-01-17

Healing is Feeling

For many patients dealing with chronic pain, they are often encouraged to try to "not think about the pain" or do things to help mask the pain. In some cases though, this may not be the approach they need to take.  I have written this post to explain a very different approach that has helped many of my patients drastically reduce their chronic pain.   For the last 10 years I have been blessed to be a myofascial release practitioner. This was something that I stumbled on when at...
Posted on 2018-01-05

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