Category: Managing Common Conditions

Dealing With Lower Back Pain
November 6, 2019 Back and Pelvis,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Eighty percent of North Americans will experience lower back pain at some point in their life.  How do you know if your lower back pain is a muscle strain or something more serious?  The fact is that you are probably the best judge of just how serious your injury is.  Back pain can be anything
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Myofascial Triggerpoints: What has changed?
July 19, 2016 Managing Common Conditions,Practitioners Brian Fulton

  Guest blog by Richard Lebert RMT Evidence informed massage, encourages the integration of current research into our practices, this requires reviewing the scientific literature as it relates to a number of concepts that are held near and dear in the world of massage therapy. As healthcare professionals, I think that it is important that
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Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis
September 11, 2014 Legs and Feet,Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

  Plantar Fasciitis The plantar fascia, as seen above, is the flat band ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If your plantar fascia is subject to stress, it can become inflamed. (This is where the ‘itis’ comes in.) The inflammation typically begins where the fascia
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Managing Back Pain With The McKenzie Method
October 3, 2013 Back and Pelvis,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

From The Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (2005)9,40–42 SELF-HELP: PATIENT’S ADVICE McKenzie self-treatments for sciatica Author- Craig Liebenson, DC, 10474 Santa Monica Blvd., #202, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA One of the most painful and disabling back problems is sciatica. This is a pinched nerve in your lower back that causes buttock, thigh, lower
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Understanding Frozen Shoulder
July 1, 2013 Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  Frozen shoulder, known medically as adhesive capsulitis, causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. Over time, the shoulder becomes progressively harder to move. Statistically frozen shoulder occurs in about 2% of the overall population; most commonly affecting people between the ages of 40 and 60 with women more affected than men. Anatomy of
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Frozen Shoulder Exercises
July 1, 2013 Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) is a stubborn condition that creates pain and limits movement of the shoulder joint. To understand this condition click on the following link: Frozen Shoulder. The following exercises are effective for self-treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis, also known as Frozen Shoulder. Before beginning an exercise/stretching regime be sure to consult a
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Go Barefoot- The Importance of Grounding Yourself
March 9, 2013 Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  There is always a treasure trove of wisdom available to us simply by looking back at how we as humans lived in our tribal days, whether we look at our social structure, our politics (which was truly democratic because everyone got to vote on issues), our diet, or our lifestyle.  Because we spent tens
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Sit/Stand Workstations
January 31, 2013 Back and Pelvis,Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

  A new approach to the standard desk is the sit/stand work station. It not only allows for people to have a tremendous variety in their day by sitting or standing, it also allows people with chronic back pain to have an alternative seating position which places far less strain on their back.  These types
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Workstation Seating and Your Spine- A New Paradigm
January 31, 2013 Back and Pelvis,Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

As a massage therapist I am treating back pain on a regular basis. If you have occasional back pain you can get by with traditional seating, the big fat lazy chair, but if you deal with constant back pain it is probably time to rethink your seat. We are going to begin with a bit
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Treating Neck Pain With The McKenzie Method
January 13, 2013 Injury Prevention,Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

The McKenzie Method was developed in the 1960’s by Robin McKenzie, a physical therapist in New Zealand. While much time has passed since then, his exercises still form the cornerstone of treatment for both neck and back pain. What follows are his core exercises for treating neck pain.His book, currently in its fifth edition is
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