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Five Signs You are Not Stretching Correctly!

Five Signs You are Not Stretching Correctly!

Most people know they should stretch, but few know about stretching correctly. Too often they believe that for stretching to be effective it must hurt and you must push yourself to the maximum limit of your range of motion. Nothing could be farther from the truth. If...

Do You Have Thumb Pain at the Base of the Thumb?

Do You Have Thumb Pain at the Base of the Thumb?

I have seen several clients lately complaining about thumb pain or pain at the base of one of their thumbs. In one case, both thumbs. Usually, a physician would explain it as arthritis, or the client has self-diagnosed it as arthritis. The question is, is it really...

Do Your Hands Hurt and Feel Stiff?

Do Your Hands Hurt and Feel Stiff?

Sometimes happy pastimes like gardening, golf, or tennis make our hands hurt. If you use your hands daily this can lead to stiff joints, wrists, and even a sore elbow. Many times, I have seen clients who thought they had arthritis, when all that was wrong were stiff...

What’s with the Pain in the Neck This Week!

What’s with the Pain in the Neck This Week!

I joke about the pain in the neck, but neck pain is not a laughing matter. It can become downright debilitating. This week, pain in the neck seems to be the most common complaint, so I thought, let’s talk about it. When your neck is stiff, it can prevent you from...

New Sofa Causes Neck Pain

New Sofa Causes Neck Pain

Sometimes, I find something unexpected causes neck pain but when I analyze the situation it all makes sense. Last Sunday morning, my wife and I were doing our morning meditation in our living room. I decided to move from the hard-backed chair I normally sit in to our...

When Back Pain is NOT a Back Problem!

When Back Pain is NOT a Back Problem!

Back pain is the #3 reason for Americans' doctor visits. According to Georgetown University, 16 million U.S. adults, that is 8% of all adults in the U.S., experience persistent or chronic back pain. Back pain is the sixth most costly condition in the United States....

How to Prevent or Reverse Forward Head Posture

How to Prevent or Reverse Forward Head Posture

What is forward head posture and why is it important to understand? Last week I had several people come into my office with neck and shoulder pain. They ranged in age from mid-thirties to seventies. Each person was different and did different things; however, the...

Does Running Cause Knee Pain?

Does Running Cause Knee Pain?

If you’ve ever been a runner, you’ll have heard it a million times: running will cause knee pain! Friends, family, the media, and even your doctor will tell you this over and over. While it is true that some runners suffer from knee pain, the fact is that running...

Are You Living with Knee Pain?

Are You Living with Knee Pain?

In America, roughly 1in 3 people suffer from knee pain nationwide. According to Classic Rehabilitation, Inc, 100 million Americans suffer from knee pain and it is the second most common chronic pain.  There are 600,000 knees replaced annually, according to the...

Self-Message to Stop the Pain

Self-Message to Stop the Pain

My Stretch n’ Release Technique requires you to do three things including self-massage to stop your pain. The first key is stretching, the second is self-massage, and the third is releasing from the mind. Today I want to begin with self-massage and why that is so...

Is it a Headache or Neck Pain?

Is it a Headache or Neck Pain?

Have you ever experienced discomfort that was hard to tell if it was a headache or neck pain? Last week I was on vacation in North Carolina and I spent time with my family. Although we had a great time, one evening I woke up with a terrible headache, except it wasn’t...

Are you Dealing with Foot Pain?

Are you Dealing with Foot Pain?

Foot pain and issues are so prevalent that we have an entire medical profession just for dealing with foot pain. We have created multi-billion-dollar industries for shoes, insoles, and orthotics, just to stop our pain. What is sad is, none of that is working very...

Are You Strength Training or Stretching?

Are You Strength Training or Stretching?

Are you ever confused about the difference between strength training or stretching? This is a question I ask most of my clients when they are showing me the stretches they have been doing. Although my intent is not to make fun of what they are doing, but to have fun...

What You Need to Know About Pain and the Brain

What You Need to Know About Pain and the Brain

Sometimes for me it is hard to watch people trying to walk as I can see the pain in their faces. It feels like they can barely put one foot in front of the other. They are seeing doctors, therapists, and taking pills to alleviate the pain, yet they look like they are...

Do Your Thumbs Hurt?

Do Your Thumbs Hurt?

"My thumbs hurt!!" More and more people come into my office and complain of pain at the base of their thumbs. Usually, the joint right next to the wrist. You cannot open your hands, gripping things become difficult, and the pain can radiate while sitting and doing...

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