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Myoskeletal Advantages For Bodyworkers

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Erik Daltons famous Myoskeletal Workshops and best-selling home-study programs teach massage & bodyworkers practice-building strategies for complex back, neck, rotator cuff, hip, and leg pain conditions Ideal for sports, orthopedic, functional movement & structural integration therapistsThe home study courses involve deep-tissue, joint stretching, and fascial mobilization techniques for todays pain-management, massage therapist, sports therapist, structural integrator, and bodyworker...

Bodywork Practices and High Heels

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Break-up

In a highly functioning body, the neuro-myoskeletal system hangs in dynamic symmetry, with each part balancing the other But when a woman is wearing high heels, a new dynamic equilibrium occurs If even one body part becomes fixed, the whole system must compensate with altered movement patterns, resulting in kinetic “chain” kinks...

Bodywork Practices For SI Joint and Lower Back

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Piriformis syndrome should not be treated as an isolated situation, even if tests such as the Pace, Freiberg, and Beatty are positive A stable pelvis, derived through proper upper and lower quadrant balance, is essential for long-term correction of sciatic nerve conditions All ligaments and muscles attaching to the pelvis from above and below should be tested and balanced...

Balance, Bodywork, And Foundation

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Many therapists don not realize the necessity of achieving and maintaining a sense of balance In this article, Dr Dalton expounds on techniques to achieve the fundamentals...

The Three Main Tools For Bodywork Therapists

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Business

Contemporary bodyworkers are allowed three freedoms rarely afforded other professional health care practitioners - the three M’s: Minutes, Myofascia, and Maintenance In this article, Dr Dalton explains the importance of utilizing all three tools...

Miracle of Motherhood

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

by Erik Dalton PhDas published in Massage & Bodywork MagazineThe miracle of motherhood is eloquently expressed when observing how perfectly the female body is planned to conceive, birth, and nurture a child...

The Illusive Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Medicines and Remedies

by Erik Dalton, PhDas published in Massage & Bodywork MagazineFibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a prevalent musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder for which the cause is still unknown...

Forward Head Posture...and Pain

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Researchers tell us that for every inch that the head moves forward of the shoulders, weight is increased by 10 pounds As a result, a 12 pound head held forward 3 inches forces the cervical extensors (semispinalis, splenii, longissimus, upper traps, etc) to isometrically restrain 42 pounds against the unrelenting force of gravity...

Golfer’s Back Pain

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Sports

About half of all golfers deal with low back discomfortand 30 percent of professionalgolfers play injured Massage can work at helping you recovery from injuries and improving your gold gameWe watch it all the time on sports channels...

Money Or Compassion in Your Bodywork Business?

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

What's the big deal about the scope of practice for manual therapists As long as I execute what I learned in school, I should be fine...

NCBTMB Approved Home-Study and Workshops

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Education

For for over a decade, the Freedom From Pain Institute(R) has provided both types of educational opportunities to a broad range of bodyworkers including massage therapists, sports therapists, structural integrators, functional movement trainers, and physical therapists Of course, nothing replaces a live workshop for actually experiencing and seeing the assessments and techniques performed firsthandThere are, however, many advantages to home study courses that make it very easy to maintain your CE certification while enhancing your education in a conveniently packaged format...

Erik Dalton and Massage Therapy and Neck Pain

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Erik Dalton, PhD, the developer of the Freedom from Pain Institute® which is committed to the research and treatment of chronic pain conditions...

Massage Therapy Home Study

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Choosing the Best Massage Therapy TrainingBy Erik Dalton, PhDFounder of the Freedom from Pain InstituteAs a practicing manual therapist you are required to complete CEU requirements...

Myofascial Manipulation Relieves Knee Pain

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

In attempting to discern the source of the client’s pain, an important question is whether it primarily involves the surrounding soft tissues or the patellofemoral articulation itself Some clinicians (including myself) tend to group patella-related symptoms into a category of chondromalacia Since most researchers agree that nerve endings are relatively absent in articular cartilage, chondromalacia shouldn’t be labeled as the true anatomic cause of anterior knee pain...

Short Leg Syndrome, Part Two

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

A highly debated postural issue begging for a logicalrational explanation is the “short right-leg syndrome” (Fig 1) Although an inferred alertness of right-sided limb-length shortness has existed for centuries, along with decades of published research, no one has provided a universally acceptable answer to two very important questions:1...

Golfer’s Spine Takes a Beating

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Sports

About half of all golfers suffer with low back painand 30 percent of professionalgolfers play injured Massage can work at helping you recovery from injuries and improving your gold gameWe view it all the time on sports channels...

Erik Dalton, Short Leg Syndrome, Part 1

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Leg length discrepancy, or as it has been alternatively termed, the short leg syndrome, is by far the most important postural asymmetry Limb length discrepancy is merely defined as a condition where one leg is shorter than the other If a considerable difference exists, disruptive effects on gait and posture can occur...

Toolbox of Touch: The Mambo of Golfing

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Sports

We see it all the time on sports channels How do they accomplish it That golf swing is actually a work of art...

Massage Relief For SI Joint

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

In the early 20th century, sacroiliac joint syndrome was the most frequent medical diagnosis for low back pain, which resulted in that period being labeled the “Era of the SI Joint” Any pain emanating from the low back, buttock or adjacent leg typically was branded and treated as SI joint syndrome But, this medical mindset came to a screeching halt in 1934, when Jason Mixter, MD, published an article on the intervertebral disc lesion in The New England Journal of Medicine...

Acquiring My Touch

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Business

As Massage Therapists, it is our job to make sure that we are always at the pinnacle of sensitivity This does not necessarily mean that our touch is soft, or that our approach is gentle - but rather, our methodology is sensitive Sometimes this is the most difficult part of the job of a bodyworker, yet it is also arguably the mostOn the first day of my Rolfing training, my partner instructed me the single best short lessen I've received in my bodywork career...

Tail Bone Discomfort

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Many of today’s medical texts tell us the coccyx fuses into one rigid segment by adulthood in the majority of people Though, several well-designed studies have shown that a normal coccyx should have two or three movable parts that gently curve forward and slightly flex as we sitTwo medical papers (Postacchini and Massobrio1 and Kim and Suk2) found that test subjects with fused coccyxes that didn’t flex upon sitting were more prone to experience tailbone pain than those with a normal coccyx...

The Importance of Core Stability

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

It’s really aggravating when you invest yourself in an idea which later proves to be invalid Although I try to not marry any particular theory or technique, I typically find myself extolling its virtues and developing constructs to support my belief systemIt’s perhaps acceptable to wed as long as you don’t mind going through the pains of divorce...

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Choices

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Home Management

As a practicing manual therapist you are required to complete certification requirements They are an vital aspect of your profession There is a place in bodywork continuing education for both home study and hands on workshops...

Massage Home Study Courses and Workshops

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Education

People are consistently asking me which is more important Myoskeletal Alignment(R) home-study courses or "live" workshops...

Why Erik Dalton Myoskeletal Alignment® Therapy?

Author: Erik Dalton

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Erik Dalton, PhD Shares a broad background in massage, Rolfing and manipulative Osteopathy He is one of the foremost educators in the manual therapy industry...

 
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