Still saying current (I am so very excited about this!), Christy Cael’s article from ABMP’s Massage & Bodywork was very informative. Ms. Cael reminded us therapists thoroughly of this muscle’s prominence; I plan on using her reminders on patients and myself!

Shifting Burdens: Understanding the Context of Injury

As I am still up to date (yay-this might become a trend with me!!), Douglas Nelson’s article, from ABMP’s Massage & Bodywork, was timely (as timely as timely can be when talking of injury to the human body)! His Table lessons and Life lessons really were a reminder (that A LOT happens to the human body when it suffers an injury (chronic or acute!) to me and hopefully other therapists as well!

Macroscopic Muscle Anatomy

Still from my last edition of ABMP’s Massage & Bodywork (yes-I’m still caught up-ha ha!), Christy Cael’s article was a wonderful quick reminder for us bodyworkers and therapists! Her thorough description of the human body’s muscle anatomy reminds us that we should never focus ONLY on the body of the muscle as there is so much (starting with a chemical reaction) that is involved in muscle contraction and all other muscle workings! Thank you for reading!

The Somatic Edge: The Parietal Technique

Oh, how I loved the main point of Til Luchau’s article in my last edition of ABMP’s Massage & Bodywork!! It was this simple sentiment: the technique’s ability to impart blissful feelings onto the patient can be nothing but a wonderful thing in and of itself. When the therapist gently lifts the 2 parietal bones upward, the body is simply disquieted; disquieting the body should be such a part of a bodyworker’s work! Thank you very much again for reading!

Don’t Disregard the Coccyx: Addressing Localized Buttock Pain

Don’t know how, but I am quite behind yet again; this article’s from Erik Dalton, PhD and is in, of course, my last edition of ABMP’s Massage & Bodywork. Turns out Mr. Dalton reminded us all masterfully that the coccyx is indeed a complicated joint; it bears only 10% of our weight when sitting, so we therapists need to remind ourselves that a whole lot of scenarios can be causing a person’s complaints!

Current Concepts in Patellofemoral Pain: Understanding Joint Mechanics Plays a Key Role in Assessment and Treatment

Got my new edition of Massage & Bodywork today, so Whitney Lowe’s article is still from my last one! Mr. Lowe, of course, begins by defining Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome and explaining that he will show how challenging this syndrome is! Once he really does explain all the forces on the human knee joint, you no longer are challenged to understand the challenge. He ends by stating that working within the tracking of the patella and, as is so very common, reducing inflammation are effective treatments!

The QL and the Psoas: The Epitome of Codependency

Since I’m finally caught up (which means I should get another edition any day-HaHa), writing about Allison Denney’s article in ABMP’s Massage and Bodywork. She emphasized that the title is completely true/appropriate! The two share their origins AND fascia; us therapists would be wise to remember and utilize this. I thoroughly loved that she ended her article with reminders on how we can work on both of these to up our effectiveness game!

Spindle-Stim Techniques for Cross Syndromes: Turning on Weak Muscles

Erick Dalton, PhD’s article, from my last edition of ABMP’s Massage and Bodywork, was incredible; he really can take a complicated issue and make it make sense and click for us therapists! Reminding us that there are so many minute goingsons ( in this case specifically that muscles have spindles inside of them that react to activate the muscle) that make a muscle weak and its agonist tight was just what I needed!

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