Articles: bodywork

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  1. Hip Hope

    by Joel Carbonnel

    Mézières was fond of saying that the primary problem is never where it is felt (pain) or seen (deformation). It is always at some distance, in a pain-free and discretely distorted ...

  2. History & Development of NeuroCranial Restructuring®

    by Dr Dean Howell

    It seems obvious that rehabilitation of injured patients should include physical medicine treatments. If a soldier has had a broken leg, a bullet wound, a concussion, or other injur...

  3. Holistic Exercise Techniques for Optimum Training & Conditioning

    by Jason Barlow

    The author, a Holistic Physical Specialist who integrates Mind, Body and Nutrition techniques, touches on his experiences in a health club and consultation with clients and members...

  4. How Misuse Misshapes Us

    by Joel Carbonnel

    To a Mézièrist, the primary cause of musculo-skeletal disorders is the departure from a normal, healthy body shape caused by the hypertonicity and shortening of some groups of musc...

  5. How Rothbarts Foot Leads to Poor Posture and Chronic Pain

    by Brian A Rothbart PhD

    Postural distortions (poor posture) have been linked to chronic muscle and joint pain by many authors. However, the cause of the postural distortions is still highly debated with m...

  6. How to Address and Prevent Repetitive Strain Injuries of the Body and Eyes

    by Meir Schneider and Melissa Moody

    RSIs are also known as overuse or cumulative trauma syndromes, and they are caused by a myriad of actions performed during daily work and leisure activities. The inflammation, numb...

  7. Iliopsoas - The Flee/Fight Muscle for Survival

    by Liz Koch

    Liz Koch continues her lifelong study of the voluntary Iliopsoas muscle. Understanding the muscle to be part of our survival response provides both therapists and clients a fresh p...

  8. In Search of a Model

    by Joel Carbonnel

    What is your idea of human beauty? Do you fancy giraffesque necks or chipped teeth? Or do you prefer huge and bulky buttocks and droopy breasts? If scarred and tattooed skin, stret...

  9. In Your Face

    by Joel Carbonnel

    In the last column I went into the theoretical aspect of Morphopsychology. Now I am going to give you hints on how to decipher faces. Faces are everywhere, so you have plenty of op...

  10. Insights & Questions

    by Leon Chaitow, ND DO

    Intuition is an area which fascinates many in the health care world. To some – the academically orientated in particular – it is an area to be disparaged and discouraged, whereas t...

  11. Insights and Questions

    by Leon Chaitow, ND DO

    This month I am more, or less thinking aloud . . . and am unlikely to come to any final conclusions. Put simply I am wrestling with why the same phenomena observed by different peo...

  12. Integrative Bodywork - Art and Science: Complexity in Bodywork

    by Leon Chaitow, ND DO

    Over the next few issues Leon Chaitow will be looking at how breathing patterns can affect health. He starts by citing that there are few cases of direct cause and effect situation...

  13. Integrative Bodywork Techniques

    by Ian Traynar DO APSMT

    In his article, the author sets out an argument for integration of bodywork 'modalities', working with the similarities, dealing with 'professional stubbornness' and the diversity ...

  14. Interdisciplinary Bodywork for Best Results

    by Leon Chaitow, ND DO

    Approximately one year ago I was teaching a group of physiotherapists the basics of osteopathic soft tissue manipulation, demonstrating a version of positional release technique (P...

  15. Know Your Bunions

    by Joel Carbonnel

    If you don't want painful and inefficient feet, don't be callous with them, give its 31 joints plenty of space by choosing sensible shoes and, whenever it's possible, do discalceat...

  16. Learning from the Masters

    by Allan Rudolf

    Allan studied with many of the originators and founders of bodywork systems. Among them was Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais and Lauren Berry. In this article he talks about some of the...

  17. Leptins and Inflammation

    by Leon Chaitow, ND DO

    In this column on bodywork, the author focuses on imbalances derived from hormones produced by white fatty tissue, particularly leptin (an area of fast evolving research).

  18. Lordosis - the Mother of all Distortions

    by Joel Carbonnel

    The title above needs to be qualified: lordosis is the mother of all acquired distortions which de facto eliminates from my assertion all congenital ones. And in ‘acquired’ I do no...

  19. Maintaining Standards in Massage and Bodywork

    by Mario-Paul Cassar

    Osteopath and bodyworker Mario-Paul Cassar begins his piece with the case of a 72-year-old woman with severe lumbar pain who had been advised to keep moving her back. This resulted...

  20. Malocclusions Linked to Abnormal Foot Motion

    by Brian A Rothbart PhD

    This article focuses on the impact abnormal foot motion can have on the cranial bones and occlusion, based on clinical data that statistically suggests a link between the two. Re...

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