How To Sit properly

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How do I sit properly? Whether sitting in a work chair or on a couch, there are things we do that create predictable orthopedic problems and pain over time. Maintaining postural awareness and practicing healthy ergonomics are all the defense we have against the constant pull of gravity. Here are some ways to keep back pain at bay. Make sure … Read More

Living With Chronic Muscle and Joint Pain

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Chronic muscle and joint pain is a way of life for most of my new clients. Most of them have seen doctors and PT’s for help with pain or postural deviations prior to our first session. These clients often have unresolved pain or other lingering physical issues that previous practitioners treated unsuccessfully. Most healthcare practitioners spend their time trying to … Read More

How To Breathe Properly

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When I grew up, little thought was given to the idea of how to breathe. I was introduced to breath training around the age of 18 when my mother brought me to my first Chi Kung class. In many ancient Eastern cultures, health and wellness practices of energy cultivation and body control are historically common. In these practices, meditation combined … Read More

How to Stand Properly

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Most people develop some degree of muscle compensation patterns in their lifetime and their automatic posture and gait becomes less efficient. Posture conscious people often seek out guidance from one of the schools focused on postural correction. Many interventions have clients focus on body awareness in order to override compensatory postural presentations. Orthotic devices like shoe lifts and posture straps … Read More

Old preconceptions Vs something new

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My parents were both public school teachers. My mom, dad and older sister each have masters degrees (my sister has two). Education has always been a big part of my life. When I wanted to learn martial arts, I studied internal and external, soft and hard styles so as to get a well rounded experience. I have a 16 year … Read More

Bodywork Evolved

Kiambu DickersonDecember2 Comments

The mechanistic viewpoint and evidence-based medicine With the invention of the x-ray, doctors were finally able to see physical dysfunctions such as bone breaks and nerve root compression without exploratory surgery. This idea of “proof” became not only the validation of the diagnosis of many doctors, but the source of it. Even in manual therapy the conclusion jumped to was … Read More

Pelvic obliquity blog : aka “your hips are off”and other meaningless “diagnoses”

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In my opinion, the diagnosis of pelvic obliquity is one of the many ridiculous labels that feigns informational but actually doesn’t tell you anything helpful. What about “syndromes” like carpal tunnel and piriformis syndrome? Syndrome basically means doctors don’t know enough to define it as a diagnosis and “we” don’t have a pill or successful surgery for it. Allopathic medicine … Read More

What is pain? 

Kiambu DickersonDecember1 Comment

The following comes from http://www.bodyinmind.org/what-is-pain/. Upon reading it,  I realized that the words that have been repeated to my clients over the years couldn’t of been summed up better. I felt information was explained very well and was too invaluable not to share so I liberated it but will gladly remove if asked. Doctors, surgeons and many specialists let alone their … Read More

Patch work or prevention 

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Aka: receiving care when you’re in pain versus without pain. in 16 years I’ve been practicing, I’ve met many different personality types. There are two types of care seekers that come in to get body work for me. Those that understand the need for comprehensive corrective and maintenance care and those clients that only address symptomatic dysfunction only when it … Read More