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Erik Dalton Blog

Digital Dementia

Assessing PMFR weakness as shown in the Assessment course Addressing Postural Plasticity Digital Dementia is a term coined by neuroscientist Manfred Spitzer to describe…

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Treating the TMJ

From Technique Tour course Treating the TMJ It’s not uncommon to be in the final stages of a history intake when the client casually states,

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A Surge in Overuse Injuries

Year-round sports are a way of life for many and involve people across all age groups. From elite professionals and athletes with an avid interest to casual participants and folks who simply want to stay fit, all are at risk for…

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Treating Neck Cricks and Immobilization Arthritis

What can manual and movement therapists do to treat neck cricks caused by facet jamming and nerve root impingement? In many cases, protective muscle spasm can be reduced through application of specific soft-tissue decompression and mobilization maneuvers that help restore “joint play” and facilitate…

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Stiff Hips and Low-Back Pain

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when a client presents with low-back pain? Muscle spasm, nerve impingement, osteoarthritis, or maybe a disc problem? In my experience, therapists rarely link the femoroacetabular joint to back disorders, even though several studies have found a strong correlation between fixated hips and lumbar spine pathology.

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Don’t Disregard the Coccyx

Addressing localized buttock pain Coccydynia can also be attributed to a malformed or dislocated coccyx and the growth of bony spurs at this joint. Unlike fractures,

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