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Nerve mobilization

Quad Pain and Femoral Nerve Entrapment

The femoral nerve is one of the largest neural structures in the leg. Its branches supply sensation to the upper thigh and control the quadriceps muscle, which is responsible for straightening the knee. Femoral nerve impingement can produce various symptoms. Numbness, tingling and shooting pain into the leg (and sometimes into the groin area) is common.

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Pain Exposure Therapy

Mired in Controversy I’m aware this may be an unpopular statement, but I don’t completely agree with the idea of pain-free bodywork. In an environment

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Coccyx The Seat of the Soul

Coccyx pain was first documented in 1588, and Simpson coined the term coccydynia in 1859. The word coccyx comes from the Greek word for “cuckoo” due to its resemblance of a cuckoo bird’s beak…

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Nerve mobilization

Thigh & Groin Pain When Stretching

While performing the sidelying quad stretch shown in this week’s MAT video, the client reported radiating thigh pain as I brought her hip into extension and knee into flexion. Sometimes when I encounter this, it’s hard to tell if the brain has…

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Brenda’s Dowager’s Hump

https://player.vimeo.com/video/215820678 From Motion Is Lotion course Brenda was referred to me for treatment of chronic (non-traumatic) head, neck, and thorax pain, exacerbated by more than

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Deltoid Sheer & Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy

Ideal shoulder girdle balance requires that some muscles act as stabilizers and others as mobilizers, depending on joint position and movement required for the particular task. A perfect balance of mobilizers and stabilizers results in optimal alignment, or joint centration. Think of joint centration like the wheel on a car.

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Tight Traps, Pecs and Lats

It is helpful for massage and bodyworkers to view muscle weakness from a neurological perspective. We’ve been taught that the voluntary skeletal muscle system is

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