P-Dtr drastically changed how I do bodywork. During my early years in the field I realized there was more to resolving pain than just giving … Read More
Neurology or Magic?
Magic or Phenomenal My client’s often joke that I’m doing voodoo or magic when they feel pain disappear. I explain that it’s neurology, not magic. … Read More
Old preconceptions Vs something new
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 … Read More
Managing Massage Expectations
Expectations and preconceived notions can get in the way of receiving care. I do a lot of things in my practice that are new to … Read More
Injury history is trauma history
Everyone falls victim to a minor injury here or there (stubbed toe, finger jams, bumps, bangs and falls). Accidental injury includes ligament strains and muscle … Read More
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 … Read More
Pelvic obliquity blog : aka “your hips are off”and other meaningless “diagnoses”
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. … Read More
What is pain?
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 … Read More
Patch work or prevention
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 … Read More
Abs working you or you working them?
Transverse abs and Diaphragm facilitation For many of us washboard abs seem unattainable. For those of us putting in hours a week to barely maintain … Read More