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Myofascial Release Treatment for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)

The topic is temporomandibular joint disorders. More commonly referred to as “tmj”, the disorder, with its variety of symptoms, received national attention in the 1980’s as the new “dumping” diagnosis. In some social circles it was even fashionable or trendy to have TMJ.  Myofascial Release has been found to be an effective treatment for TMJ. Nevertheless, [...]

Myofascial Release Is Effective For Treatment Of Chronic Pelvic Pain

A recent case report in the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy outlined the case of 47 year old male with chronic pelvic pain/epididmmitis. This man could not sit or stand more then 15 minutes without increased pain which limited all of his functional movement and activiites of daily living. His treatment focused on internal [...]

By |2019-05-03T00:56:12+00:00April 29th, 2019|Myofascial Release, Pain Relief, Wellness/Self Care|0 Comments

Eliminate Pelvic Pain With Myofascial Release

I have been successfully treating pelvic pain with Myofascial Release in men and women for over 20 years now. This technique is effective for the common issues that most men and women are walking around with and just dealing with now, such as urinary frequency and incontinence, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction. It still surprises [...]

Note To Women’s Health Care Providers – Please Assess The Pelvic Floor Muscles

Assessment of the proper functioning of the pelvic floor muscles is often overlooked. Thank you to all the practitioners in the women’s health field for all you are doing to facilitate better health and quality of life for women of all ages. We now understand so much more about the challenges that are unique to [...]

The Association of Low Back Pain and Urinary Incontinence

The Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, Jan/April 2013 published a research study which showed the importance of Physical Therapists evaluating the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) in women with low back pain (LBP), as well as asking questions regarding urinary incontinence.  They cited the following statistics: Low Back Pain is the most common type of pain [...]

Safely building your core: Hypopressives vs. traditional abdominal exercises

By now, most everyone has heard of, or has participated in ex programs specific to building the “core”. Although an important concept, we are now discovering that how we have been building and exercising our core may actually be causing more harm than good, especially if you have a back problem, pelvic floor dysfunction like [...]

By |2017-02-12T20:30:49+00:00September 22nd, 2016|Women's and Men's Health|0 Comments

Dry Needling for Pain Relief at Verde Valley Myofascial Release

What is dry needling? It’s a form of therapy in which fine needles are inserted into myofascial trigger points (painful knots in muscles), tendons, ligaments, or near nerves to stimulate a healing response in painful musculoskeletal conditions. It is not acupuncture, although the technique may look similar. It’s not painful. The needles are very thin. [...]

By |2021-07-02T16:06:45+00:00January 1st, 2016|Myofascial Release, Pain Relief, Wellness/Self Care|0 Comments

Massage Therapyfor Pain Relief and Wellness

Massage Therapy is a manual therapy which manipulates soft tissue providing therapeutic, pain relieving benefits as well as promoting and maintaining a healthy body. Massage Therapy used to be considered a luxury, something that was reserved for pampering or an event that allowed one to splurge. Our high tech, high stress life styles have dramatically [...]

By |2016-01-01T00:40:30+00:00January 1st, 2016|Myofascial Release, Pain Relief, Wellness/Self Care|0 Comments
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