HEALING CHRONIC PAIN

I have been a postural therapist for 12+ years. I have worked with hundreds of people who have come to me in chronic pain. Most of these clients have already tried standard Western Medicine practices. Their doctors performed an MRI or X-Ray with detailed imagery of what was wrong. The doctors prescribed injections, medication, physical…

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WHAT IS ARTHRITIS

I often will have a patient enter my office complaining of severe pain. When I ask for details, arthritis is given as an explanation a surprising amount of the time. But what exactly is arthritis? How do you get it, and more importantly, how does one get rid of it? Arthritis is defined as inflammation…

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WHY BASIC HIP FLEXOR
STRETCHES DON’T ALWAYS WORK

Do you do a daily stretching routine only to find that your muscles tighten back up throughout the day? Do you continue to stretch your hamstrings but still can’t touch your toes? This is because many stretches focus on individual muscles, but we MUST remember, the body works as a kinetic chain and it’s the…

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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN
SCIATICA & PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME

Sciatica and piriformis syndrome can seem similar in terms of symptoms, but the two conditions are actually quite different. Sciatica refers to irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve originates from nerve roots in the lumbar spine. The most common cause of sciatica is the compression of one or more of the nerve roots.…

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LOOK BEYOND THE SYMPTOM

It is so important we begin to recognize that where we experience pain is not necessarily where there is a problem. Our medical system is currently set up to treat pain “symptoms.” If you have knee pain, you are sent to a knee specialist, if you have foot pain you are sent to a podiatrist,…

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Bulging discs – A pain in the butt!

Almost all of us will at some point in our lives experience lower back pain. Chronic  lower back pain is a condition that drives people straight to the nearest clinic to find out  what can be done. Often the doctor will prescribe physical therapy. If this doesn’t do the  trick, cortisone injections, or ultimately surgery…

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Look beyond the symptom

It is so important we begin to recognize that where we experience pain is not  necessarily where there is a problem.  Our medical system is currently set up to  treat pain “symptoms.”  If you have knee pain, you are sent to a knee specialist, if  you have foot pain you are sent to a podiatrist,…

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Piriformis syndrome vs sciatica

Sciatica and piriformis syndrome can seem similar in terms of symptoms, but the two conditions are actually quite  different. Sciatica refers to irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve originates from nerve roots in the lumbar  spine. The most common cause of sciatica is the compression of one or more of the nerve roots.…

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