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  1. (Hyper)Lordosis, the Mother of all Distortions (Part Three)

    by Joel Carbonnel

    This is the third and last column about hyper-lordosis being the source of all our acquired distortions and postural defects. Here are links to Part One and Part Two. To recap: due ...

  2. (Hyper)Lordosis, the Mother of all Distortions (Part Two)

    by Joel Carbonnel

    This is continued from my previous Expert Column Lordosis - the Mother of all Distortions published in PH Online Issue 233, Oct 2016.

  3. 12 Exercises for Strength and Grace

    by Samm Kweku Richardson

    The author tells us that a healthy body is one that is well nourished in all areas through its regular use. The author recommends exercises to keep the body healthy and happy and...

  4. 1997, Me and Body Therapy

    by Allan Rudolf

    What kind of a year was 1997 for me? To put it succinctly, it was a year where, thank God, there were only three hundred and sixty-five days!

  5. A Better Approach to Complementary Therapy

    by Thea Bailey MRSS

    I suspect that all Complementary Therapists (CT) would agree that, no matter which technique, 'map' or energy system is being used, amongst the myriad therapies on offer today, all...

  6. A Fluid Core: Redefining Core Strength

    by Liz Koch

    This article focuses on core strength, intended to help stabilize, coordinate and organize movement in the human body, and the author's understanding of how it evolves, following 3...

  7. A Shoulder Problem in Context

    by Leon Chaitow, ND DO

    In this column the author explores further the complexity theme of identical symptoms emerging from quite different backgrounds (discussed in a previous column which touched on b...

  8. A Sympathetic System

    by Joel Carbonnel

    There may be some truth in the saying 'no pain, no gain'. Pain is a friendly signal alerting us that something is dangerous or abnormal. Pain is not a disease but a symptom.

  9. Achieving an Integrated Approach for Treating Musculoskeletal Conditions

    by Wendy Emberson

    There is a growing body of research evidence that is beginning to change our attitudes to treatment away from being a pure medical condition model.

  10. Active Isolated Stretching: Empowerment through Flexibility

    by Marjorie Brook

    AIS is a scientifically designed flexibility system that works with the body to create and maintain balance.  With AIS, you isolate each muscle and perform a series of stretches ...

  11. Alignment and Breathing Techniques for Health

    by Harmon Hathaway

    Applying and maintaining physical alignment gives us the information to understand our own body. Within a brief period, the application of the principles of alignment will show pos...

  12. All Parts are Equal, or are They??

    by Marjorie Brook

    When a person has back surgery or has had a limb amputated, it is standard for them to go through a rehabilitation process, including physical therapy or massage therapy to be presc...

  13. Are You Feeling 99% Better?

    by Joel Carbonnel

    How do you know if a treatment is working? Can you tell if you are feeling better or not, better or worse? Although the answer seems obvious (after all, it is your body), relying o...

  14. Are You Pro- or Anti-Gravity?

    by Joel Carbonnel

    In this article, the author challenges the conventional view that we have to use muscles to hold us up against gravity, and the related concept of exercising and strengthening what...

  15. Bad Taste in Bodyscape

    by Joel Carbonnel

    The gist of the Scientific American article is that our bodies "were not designed for extended operation" and that "we push them to function long past their warranty period". As a ...

  16. Balanced Body, Balanced Mind: Rolfing - Structural Integration Update

    by Bernard Porter

    Ida Rolf theorized that although humans had evolved to become upright creatures, they were not yet quite upright enough, and that by assisting a person to become more vertical - by ...

  17. BEAM - Bosiger Energy Alignment Method

    by Fiona Slatter

    The author is a co-founder of the Bosiger Energy Alignment Method (BEAM™), and explains how the technique works to balance the body's natural energy flow (vital force/chi). It work...

  18. Bert-Ola, My New Friend and Teacher

    by Allan Rudolf

    Werner Erhard, the founder of EST, once said that if you put a rat in a maze with cheese in the centre, the rat will keep trying various possibilities until it eventually figures o...

  19. Biodynamic Psychology: Healing Through the Body's Wisdom

    by Ellena Fries

    The author discusses the origin and concept behind Biodynamic Body Psychotherapy & Massage, developed by the late Gerda Boyesen (1922-2005), how it works, the techniques used a...

  20. Biodynamic Psychotherapy - Meeting the psyche in the body

    by Clover Southwell

    Biodynamic psychotherapy was developed in the 1950s by Gerda Boyesen, a Norwegian psychologist and physiotherapist, and is based on a deep appreciation of the inseparable interac...

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