Diaphragmatic and Pelvic Breathing to Relax Muscular Tension

Diaphragmatic breathing coupled with pelvic or core breathing will help relax muscular tension throughout our body, decreasing pain and reducing stress.   That’s a pretty big statement!  How does diaphragmatic breathing and pelvic breathing accomplish that? Diaphragmatic breathing is also called belly breathing or abdominal breathing.  The diaphragm is the primary muscle for respiration.  Its [...]

By |2020-04-11T08:12:07-07:00April 11th, 2020|Blog, Myofascial Release, Wellness/Self Care, Women's and Men's Health|Comments Off on Diaphragmatic and Pelvic Breathing to Relax Muscular Tension

Eliminate Low Back Pain by understanding Neutral Pelvis

Neutral pelvis is important to help protect our lower back, eliminate low back pain and have a healthier spine.  I am a Physical Therapist and  work with people who have chronic pain.  My primary mode of treatment is manual therapy, especially myofascial release.   Manual therapy  addresses the muscular and structural imbalances in the body that [...]

By |2020-04-13T08:05:40-07:00April 2nd, 2020|Myofascial Release, Pain Relief, Wellness/Self Care|Comments Off on Eliminate Low Back Pain by understanding Neutral Pelvis

Easy Home Treatment for Eliminating Low Back Pain

This is a really important self care tip because of it’s widespread effects for eliminating myofascial pain almost anywhere in the body.  It's especially effective for relieving low back pain when used in the abdominal region.   We have two hip flexor muscles called the iliopsoas or psoas for short.  They tend to get tight [...]

By |2020-02-26T09:07:46-07:00February 24th, 2020|Myofascial Release, Pain Relief, Wellness/Self Care|Comments Off on Easy Home Treatment for Eliminating Low Back Pain

Myofascial Release Treatment for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)

The topic is temporomandibular joint disorders. More commonly referred to as “tmj”, the disorder, with its variety of symptoms, received national attention in the 1980’s as the new “dumping” diagnosis. In some social circles it was even fashionable or trendy to have TMJ.  Myofascial Release has been found to be an effective treatment for TMJ. Nevertheless, [...]

By |2019-05-02T22:40:04-07:00May 2nd, 2019|Myofascial Release, Pain Relief, Physical Therapy, Wellness/Self Care|Comments Off on Myofascial Release Treatment for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)

Myofascial Release Is Effective For Treatment Of Chronic Pelvic Pain

A recent case report in the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy outlined the case of 47 year old male with chronic pelvic pain/epididmmitis. This man could not sit or stand more then 15 minutes without increased pain which limited all of his functional movement and activiites of daily living. His treatment focused on internal [...]

By |2019-05-03T00:56:12-07:00April 29th, 2019|Myofascial Release, Pain Relief, Wellness/Self Care|Comments Off on Myofascial Release Is Effective For Treatment Of Chronic Pelvic Pain

Eliminate Pelvic Pain With Myofascial Release

I have been successfully treating pelvic pain with Myofascial Release in men and women for over 20 years now. This technique is effective for the common issues that most men and women are walking around with and just dealing with now, such as urinary frequency and incontinence, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction. It still surprises [...]

By |2019-05-03T01:10:37-07:00April 28th, 2019|Myofascial Release, Pain Relief, Physical Therapy, Women's and Men's Health|Comments Off on Eliminate Pelvic Pain With Myofascial Release

Note To Women’s Health Care Providers – Please Assess The Pelvic Floor Muscles

Assessment of the proper functioning of the pelvic floor muscles is often overlooked. Thank you to all the practitioners in the women’s health field for all you are doing to facilitate better health and quality of life for women of all ages. We now understand so much more about the challenges that are unique to [...]

By |2019-05-03T02:37:11-07:00April 27th, 2019|Myofascial Release, Physical Therapy, Women's and Men's Health|Comments Off on Note To Women’s Health Care Providers – Please Assess The Pelvic Floor Muscles

The Association of Low Back Pain and Urinary Incontinence

The Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, Jan/April 2013 published a research study which showed the importance of Physical Therapists evaluating the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) in women with low back pain (LBP), as well as asking questions regarding urinary incontinence.  They cited the following statistics: Low Back Pain is the most common type of pain [...]

By |2019-05-10T02:15:08-07:00April 20th, 2019|Myofascial Release, Pain Relief, Physical Therapy, Wellness/Self Care, Women's and Men's Health|Comments Off on The Association of Low Back Pain and Urinary Incontinence

Proper Sitting Posture to Avoid and Eliminate Pain

If you are in that group of 70% of Americans that spend most of their waking lives either sitting behind a steering wheel or behind a computer screen and wonder why you are in pain, you need to read on.  Studies have shown that constant sitting is dangerous to your health.  Learn the importance of [...]

By |2016-01-01T01:00:29-07:00January 1st, 2016|Myofascial Release, Pain Relief, Wellness/Self Care|Comments Off on Proper Sitting Posture to Avoid and Eliminate Pain

Eliminate Neck and Upper Back Pain

Repeated poor posture and body mechanics causes more of a forward head posture. Neck and back pain are common with a forward head posture because of the increased rounding of the upper back muscles which stretches and weakens them. The muscles on the front of the body (neck, front of chest), become tight and weak. [...]

By |2016-01-01T00:45:12-07:00January 1st, 2016|Myofascial Release, Pain Relief, Wellness/Self Care|Comments Off on Eliminate Neck and Upper Back Pain
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