Wellness/Self Care

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|Comments Off on Myofascial Release Is Effective For Treatment Of Chronic Pelvic Pain

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 [...]

By |2021-07-02T15:56:01+00:00April 20th, 2019|Myofascial Release, Pain Relief, Physical Therapy, Wellness/Self Care, Women's and Men's Health|Comments Off on The Association of Low Back Pain and Urinary Incontinence

Hypopressive exercises in women with pelvic floor dysfunction and postnatal concerns

We have discussed what the benefits of hypopressive exercises are in the last article,  (Safely building your core: Hypopressives vs. traditional abdominal exercises), and how they differ from standard abdominal and core exercises. They can be especially therapeutic in a woman who suffers from pelvic floor dysfunction such as a prolapse, heaviness in the pelvis, [...]

By |2021-07-02T15:58:50+00:00February 26th, 2019|Physical Therapy, Wellness/Self Care, Women's and Men's Health|Comments Off on Hypopressive exercises in women with pelvic floor dysfunction and postnatal concerns

Proper Sitting Posture to Avoid and Eliminate Pain

If you are in that group of 70% of Americans that spend most of their waking lives either sitting behind a steering wheel or behind a computer screen and wonder why you are in pain, you need to read on.  Studies have shown that constant sitting is dangerous to your health.  Learn the importance of [...]

By |2021-07-02T15:55:00+00:00January 1st, 2016|Myofascial Release, Pain Relief, Wellness/Self Care|Comments Off on Proper Sitting Posture to Avoid and Eliminate Pain

Eliminate Neck and Upper Back Pain

Repeated poor posture and body mechanics causes more of a forward head posture. Neck and back pain are common with a forward head posture because of the increased rounding of the upper back muscles which stretches and weakens them. The muscles on the front of the body (neck, front of chest), become tight and weak. [...]

By |2016-01-01T00:45:12+00:00January 1st, 2016|Myofascial Release, Pain Relief, Wellness/Self Care|Comments Off on Eliminate Neck and Upper Back Pain

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|Comments Off on Dry Needling for Pain Relief at Verde Valley Myofascial Release

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|Comments Off on Massage Therapyfor Pain Relief and Wellness

Myofascial Release for Pain Relief and Optimal Functioning

Verde Valley Myofascial Release therapists, Robert Hendryx LMT, Danielle Markley, LMT and Michael Rende, OTR, participated in the Prime Time Fair in Cottonwood, Az. The Prime Time Fair was geared towards sharing community resources with the senior population. The most asked question for our therapists was, “What is Myofascial Release”. This is still shocking to [...]

By |2016-01-01T00:31:54+00:00January 1st, 2016|Myofascial Release, Pain Relief, Wellness/Self Care|Comments Off on Myofascial Release for Pain Relief and Optimal Functioning

How Our Posture Causes Pain

Jody Hendryx, PT  Most of us have distinct memories of being told to “stand up straight” or “stop slouching”. Our everyday posture and movements are not something that we consider when we are in pain. However, they can be the biggest and most over looked pain-causing factor in the body. As a Physical [...]

By |2016-01-01T00:26:30+00:00January 1st, 2016|Myofascial Release, Pain Relief, Wellness/Self Care|Comments Off on How Our Posture Causes Pain
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