“Choosing Wisely” in Physical Therapy – Exercise for Older Adults

Recently, the American Physical Therapy Association released their “ Choosing Wisely ” recommendations for patients and physicians regarding Physical Therapy treatment. As I discussed in an earlier post this year, the “ Choosing Wisely ” initiative was launched by the American Board of Internal Medicine in an effort to fuel discussion [...]

Lyme Disease: How can Craniosacral Therapy help?

by Debbie Turczan Lyme disease, and other tick-borne infections, are a growing health concern.  The Center for Disease Control estimates that approximately 300,000 cases of Lyme disease are diagnosed each year, though this number is likely not comprehensive, as many cases go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.  Lyme disease can cause a broad [...]

How can Craniosacral Therapy help those with Scoliosis?

Scoliosis – defined by the Mayo Clinic as “a sideways curvature of the spine” – can be responsible for a broad spectrum of physical complaints, ranging from mild backaches to disabling pain and limited tolerance for physical activity. While many successful treatment options are available that improve dysfunctional curves of [...]

Link between tailbone dysfunction and headaches (Part 2)

(Continued from Part 1) Dr. Upledger writes, “Anterior flexion of the coccyx due to injury is [a] very common cause of cephalgia and pelvic autonomic dysfunction.” (Pp.149-50) Dr. Upledger also notes that “continued stress on the dura in the suboccipital region may cause increased suboccipital muscular tension, which can cause [...]

Link between tailbone dysfunction and headaches (Part 1)

Dr. John Upledger writes in his textbook, Craniosacral Therapy, “Two very common injuries which adversely influence craniosacral system function, and are often the underlying cause of headache and autonomic dysfunction, are impaction of the sacrum between the ilia, and anterior flexion of the coccyx.” (Pp.148-9.) I recently worked with a [...]

Be an “activated” patient, get better results.

An interesting article recently appeared in The Wall Street Journal, highlighting research which shows that patients who are more involved in their medical care have better outcomes.  Click here to have a look.

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