Erik Dalton Blog

When You Don’t Know Squat!

About 4,900 years ago, the Egyptians invented chairs, and the human spine has never been the same. Before humans had chairs, they squatted. Archeologists know this from markings on the bones of Neanderthal, paleolithic, and neolithic remains.

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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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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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Pro-Movement Bodywork Techniques

In Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques we use several manual methods that lubricate joints and soft tissue by generating warmth in the tissue and rolling fascial sacs across associated structures. Some of these methods restore capsular flexibility, enhance joint play, and encourage pain-free range of motion. Others stimulate muscle spindles to turn on weak muscles and improve their firing patterns.

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Putting the Pieces Together

Clinical reasoning for an evidence-informed practice Each of us has a toolbox packed with assessments and techniques for treating clients with various pain complaints. Using

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