Wellness

Understanding Pain

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The human body and brain are marvelous devices with interacting complexities that science and medicine are barely beginning to unravel.  Despite the vast amounts of what we don’t know, we DO know quite a lot about pain and pain management.  In just the past five years, we have found that it’s quite often personal and […]

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Visceral Manipulation for Low Back Pain

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Though written by therapists for therapists, this article gives patients a wonderful and informative view of this innovative healing practice. On our staff we have two highly experienced therapists that are more than proficient with Visceral Manipulation; Laurie and Linda. Give us a call and “Feel Better!” Nola     Visceral Manipulation for Low Back […]

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Barefoot Running

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Often times as therapists, we become the go-to person for our patients when there is a new or returning exercise trend.  The barefoot running phenomenon has created a lot of buzz lately, and several of my Rolfing clients are curious if they should give it a go. I, myself, have tried barefoot running several times […]

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It happens to the best of us.

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You injured your knee playing basketball 25 years ago.  Now after years of compensating, your hips and lower back are paying the price. Your second pregnancy shifted your pelvis a little too far and it’s not shifting back.  Or… You jump for your toy and come down on your tail, cracking a vertabrae.  It happens. […]

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Of Grace and Gravity

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Sometimes, it’s so very difficult to explain what Rolfing or Structural Integration is. We can say that it is the lengthening and strengthening of the soft tissues.  We explain that everyone’s body has an ideal place or placement for their muscles; that your tendons have a place to live in your body that will provide […]

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Dynamic Manual Therapy / Lowen System

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Hello, Friends I’ve received a few e-mails and phone calls this week asking questions about DMI, including how to find practitioners outside of the Spokane Area.  While we’re always happy to answer any questions that folks may have, you may find answers to most of your DMI related questions at their site. Lowensystems.com Certified practitioners […]

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Never stop learning!

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After a short ten day stay-cation, I’m back in the office. Though I didn’t go to any tropical locales or on a luxurious cruise, I did get to step away from my daily life and enjoy some “Me” time. Additionally, I took the opportunity to add to my knowledge base by attending a four-day training […]