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Hip pain and myofascial release

March 30, 2013

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by Maria Troia —  Hip pain affects individuals of all ages and can have various causes, including osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis or common muscle strain. Such hip pain can happen while walking on flat surfaces, up and down stairs, squatting or sleeping on the painful side. Hip pain may be experienced in the hip […]

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Roll fibro pain away

March 27, 2013

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by Betsy Timmerman —  One of the most effective and affordable tools for pain relief is the foam roller. Often used for relaxing muscles after workouts, athletes really appreciate the relief they get from post-exertional tightness after a “roll out.” The foam roller is an excellent way to release trigger points in painful fibromyalgia muscles. […]

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Myofascial Release may be your answer

November 27, 2012

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by Bill and Susan Jacques —  Are you looking for a specialized form of hands-on manual treatment to reclaim postural balance, stretch out tight muscles, and facilitate the healing of many acute and chronic pain conditions? These conditions may include, but are not limited to, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, TMJ, neck and back pain; adhesions […]

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Myofascial release to melt frozen shoulder

September 4, 2012

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by Maria Troia —  Frozen shoulder, clinically known as adhesive capsulitis, is a state of stiffness in the shoulder that leads to decreased range of motion and pain in the glenohumeral joint, a ball and socket joint where the head of the humerus (the upper part of the arm) sits in a carved out area […]

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Myofascial release helps hyperactivity

March 1, 2012

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by Maria Troia –  A recent article in The New York Times reported that hyperactivity in children is caused by a “particular portion of the body being too active.” Hyperactive behavior may present in a child who is constantly active, talks excessively, fidgets, is easily distracted, has difficulty concentrating or following directions, and behaves aggressively. […]

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Healing low back pain after trauma

February 27, 2012

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by Maria Troia —  It would be logical to think that low back pain should be addressed by focusing on the back muscles. However, particularly in the cases of women who have had caesarean sections and hysterectomies, it is vital to treat the front of the body to release the scar tissue causing the low […]

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Myofascial release for carpal tunnel syndrome

February 27, 2012

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by Maria Troia —  All too often, people diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) have surgery, only to find later that their symptoms have not improved. One reason for this is a phenomenon known as pseudo-carpal tunnel syndrome. Another is double crush syndrome. Both are reversible soft tissue imbalances, easily treated with the John Barnes […]

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Treating fibromyalgia with Myofascial Release

February 26, 2012

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by Maria Troia —  Those who are faced with the diagnosis of fibromyalgia often find themselves confused as to what the diagnosis really means and what has caused it. Modern medicine offers little in the way of an explanation beyond a faulty immune system or inflammation. Patients are almost always handed prescriptions, which often cause […]

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Myofascial release for PTSD, anxiety and depression

February 26, 2012

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by Maria Troia —  The John Barnes Approach to Myofascial Release (MFR) relies upon the notion of tissue memory. The fascia experiences and records stress and trauma over the course of a lifetime, often not becoming a problem for the individual until a critical mass is reached. Barnes describes this effect as “splat art.” It […]

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Learn self breast massage for breast health

February 25, 2012

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by Maria G. Troia —  The human female breast is a collection of glandular and adipose tissue connected by a network of connective tissue, also known as fascia. While monthly self breast exams are important to maintaining breast health, also important (but not discussed as often), is regular self breast care. Why do self breast […]

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Are you experiencing the effects of PTSD?

February 24, 2012

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by Maria Troia —  You need not have directly experienced a traumatic event in order to exhibit signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, it is more common for those who have suffered PTSD in the past to develop the condition more easily after hearing disturbing news, such as 9/11 and the January shootings in […]

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Treating whiplash with myofascial release

February 24, 2012

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by Maria G. Troia —  Whiplash is a nonmedical term that describes a set of symptoms usually caused by a rear-end collision, but also can be caused by sports injuries, falls or other movements where a similar rapid extension-flexion motion of the head and neck occurs. These symptoms typically include neck pain, difficulty turning the […]

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Myofascial release — the ultimate energy work

February 23, 2012

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by Maria Troia —  Have you been looking for a deeper experience from your energy work? If so, you might consider the John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach™. While the human aura extends beyond the physical body and can be affected by off-the-body energy work, the energy meridians are encased in the fascial system, a […]

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