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This is the best image I could find that represents my feelings when asked this question. My frustration is not with the client asking a very reasonable question. My frustration lies with the healthcare system. Here's why. Background Insurance companies ask us (healthcare providers but I'm speaking about therapists specifically) to be soothsayers. Healthcare providers… Continue reading How many sessions of myofascial release do I need?
Pickleball seems to be all the rage lately. Yes, I have played, and it is fun. I have not played in a league or even an actual game. I’ve just batted the ball back and forth to get a feel for the game. It is great exercise! So, what’s the problem? People are getting injured,… Continue reading Pickleball Problems? How understanding fascia’s role in your body can help you stay injury free and maybe even win the league!
Kaitlyn's TMJ Image First of all, what is Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction (TMD) and how many people have it? As of 2021, approximately 80 million adults and 8 million children/adolescents have Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD) in the United States. Symptoms of TMD may range from mild popping and clicking noises of the jaw to debilitating… Continue reading Occupational Therapy’s Role in TMD: A Personal Story
I just moved to a new area that has beautiful walking options. My little deck looks out onto the walking path, so I see people walking all the time. Even from the distance of my deck, I can tell a lot about someone’s fascia from their posture and gait. I can also predict where they… Continue reading Fascia-Forward Walking: How Improving Your Posture Will Improve Your Walks
As an occupational therapist and myofascial release practitioner, I want to share something that gives me great satisfaction. I love treating all kinds of clients and all kinds of problems, but I genuinely feel like I’m living my purpose when I can help prevent a problem. Over the past couple of years, I’ve helped clients… Continue reading Myofascial Release, Surgery Preparation, and Post-Surgical Healing
What is TMD? TMD stands for temporal mandibular dysfunction. Temporal mandibular dysfunction is when the temporal mandibular joint (TMJ), or the joints on either side of your jaw, are not functioning properly. This disfunction of the TMJ can cause a spectrum of issues from light cracking to debilitating pain. TMD can also lead to a… Continue reading TMD, Posture, and Fascia
What does the term unconscious competence mean when it comes to your body? This means you automatically, without thinking use your body well in all your daily activities whether that is doing exercise, housework or sitting at your computer. When this blog idea hit me, I was specifically thinking about tensioning the core during tasks… Continue reading Unconscious Competence, Your Spine, and Your Fascia
Setting Up Your Driver’s Seat to Prevent Low Back and SI Pain: Ladies especially, listen up. This is really for everyone but the seats in cars are designed more so with the average man in mind, so they don’t quite fit the ladies or men outside the average build. I’ll explain why as we go.… Continue reading Put Yourself (Pain Free) in the Driver’s Seat
To keep your body feeling great during your next toad trip, stretch with your fascia in mind! Lengthen, compress and hold!