Posts made in August, 2015

Physical Therapy for Myofascial Pain Syndromes

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder involving pain and inflammation in the body’s soft tissues and muscles. Many times there is pain referring from small tender nodules called trigger points within myofascial structures in or around areas of pain. It may involve one muscle or many muscle groups in the body as well as the fascia or connective tissue that covers the muscles. Patients usually complain of tenderness along points in firm bands of skeletal muscle consistent with prior reports. Sometimes the area of pain is not the original site of strain or injury. That is called...

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Dr. Luis Garcia

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

Amazing experience co-treating a patient with pelvic pain along side Dr. Luis Garcia and learning from one another. He used Biomagnetism Therapy and Dr. Pamela Morrison used Integrative Manual Therapy and we assisted one another to more efficiently treat our mutual patient. Fascinating, complimentary, and...

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Abdominal Massage

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

Abdominal massage is an advanced massage to the abdomino-pelvic region for adults, children, and infants. It can be used to treat gastrointestinal issues such as constipation, belching, and bloating, stomach pain, infertility, chronic pelvic pain, post partum issues such as diastasis recti, scar adhesions from surgeries such as cesarean delivery, colon resection, and hernia repair, pelvic organ prolapse, endometriosis, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, bladder issues such as overactive bladder syndrome or painful bladder syndrome/interstitial...

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Skin Rolling: A Diagnostic and Treatment Myofascial Release Technique

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

Skin rolling is a form of myofascial release. It is used to identify and treat areas of restriction or abnormal cross-linking of fascia or connective tissue in a painful area in the body. It is important to understand ‘fascia’ in order to understand the technique. Fascia is a loose irregular clear tissue (think about saran wrap) that covers the muscles, bones, nerves, organs, and blood vessels. Fascia can be subcutaneous: the layer between the skin and deep fascia, or can be deep fascia: the layer between and around muscles and other structures, holding them in place. Other fascia found in...

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Post Partum Physical Therapy Performed Head to Toe Today

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

Our post partum patient came in today with several complaints: painful breastfeeding, diastasis recti, and dyspareunia (painful intercourse). After careful evaluation we found her left breast to have 2 areas of clogged ducts, 1.5 fingers width diastasis recti at the umbilicus (belly button), and moderate pain of the pubococcygeus muscles (part of the pelvic floor muscles). The pubococcygeus is the first deep pelvic floor muscle on either side of the vagina. The pubococcygeus muscles are the most stretched and undergo the greatest strain during vaginal delivery as proven via 3-D computer...

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