Happy story of the day: a patient was sent in a couple of weeks ago with gastroparesis (digestion not working.) We evaluated her for vagal nerve entrapment at the diaphragm and the occiput (the vagal nerve controls all things digestion.) After treating her for shock, adrenal load, and lung inflammation due to a number of different issues; and opening her ...READ MORE »
Physical Therapy Blog
Patient story of the day: Anne in our VA office evaluated a new patient last Thursday. He came in with a left shoulder martial arts induced injury. He heard a “pop” while doing an overhead lift. This was 1.5-2 years ago. After evaluating the shoulder Anne treated using DOM technique to the supraspinatus and biceps tendons, MFR to unwind all ...READ MORE »
The brain is so incredible and we love to work on brains. This is a great video showing the fragility of the brain and the importance of the dura, which is the most underappreciated part of the nervous system… http://www.sciencealert.com/this-medical-video-of-a-freshly-removed-human-brain-is-incredible-to-watch?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Branded+Content&utm_campaign=ScienceNaturePage
We’ve been saying this for awhile; with so many of our patients who have kicked into a neurological presentation (MS, Parkinson’s, dystonia, etc.) there is a head trauma history. Many times we hear “it wasn’t that bad;” “I was fine;” “They found nothing wrong;”, etc. But guess what. Everything was not fine. The cranial mechanics are super important and everything ...READ MORE »
We are starting to schedule our 2018 classes. Lisa will be teaching Foundations of Manual Therapy Practice Using an Integrative Approach: Cranial 1 and 2 with a Focus on Pediatrics in Lancaster, PA on Jan 19 and 20. She will also be teaching Cranial 1 and 2 (which are Modules 7 and 8) in Maui on February 24 and 25. So ...READ MORE »
We are adding to our treatment staff in DC. Welcoming Andre Lee to our team! Andre is a PTA and has been a successful patient of Total Health PT. He is totally excited to join our team and become immersed in the magic and mystery that is Integrative Manual Therapy! Welcome Andre!
Could it Be Different for Everyone? Pilates for MS and Neurological Conditions (Written by mariska) “I don’t know why your spasticity is getting worse,” my doctor said. “Your MS is stable. You’re doing everything right.” And I was. I understand how to work with spasticity with exercise, stretching, diet, etc. I know the available medications and what’s on the horizon. “Spasticity treatment” is ...READ MORE »