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Is Stretching Worth It?

Well, it depends on the type you are doing. It has been known for some time now that static stretching (Holding a Stretch) is ineffective for just about anything related to either injury reduction, increasing range of motion, or enhancing performance. Visit HERE for a great review of the literature on this subject. Also, what many …

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Morning Heel Pain

I have had several patients complain of heel pain recently, particularly upon waking and placing their feet on the floor. The tendon of the plantar fascia attaches to the bottom of the heel on the inside or medial side of the foot. Excessive traction or pulling of the plantar fascia can irritate this location. As …

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Got Snow Hip?

Got Snow Hip? Often at this time of year, I see many patients who complain of hip and low back pain. These patients often present with painful tissue restriction in the hip flexors, iliopsoas, erector spinae, and calf musculature. Many of these patients are runners who have been recently running in the snow, without any …

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Strain Counterstrain or PRT?

Patients and clients will often ask me what the difference is between strain counterstrain (SCS) and Positional Release Therapy (PRT). Strain Counterstrain (SCS) is the term that Dr. Jones gave the release technique, which was based on his theory that a tissue that is strained abruptly will counterstrain an opposing tissue. Initially, Dr. Jones termed …

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Meditation for Healing & Performance

Meditation is not just for gurus and for those who do yoga any longer–its benefits are now recognized to be beneficial for everyone, of all ages, and for both healing and performance enhancement. Quick Facts: Meditation has been shown in research studies to reduce anxiety, depression, tension, and pain Meditation improves athletic performance- read more… Meditation is NOT …

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