27
    May

    Parkinson’s Disease and Massage Therapy – Erica Whitman

    Parkinson’s disease is something that is personally important to me.  Both of my grandparents were diagnosed with Parkinson’s years ago. So I have seen the effects this debilitating disease has on people. It is usually a slow progressing disease, but once it has its grip on you,...
    22
    May

    Shin Splints (Compartment Syndrome/Periostitis) – Sarah Fischer

    Compartment syndrome, along with periostitis, tibialis posterior tendinitis may all be known or referred to as “shin splints”, something I am personally quite familiar with. This may occur due to over-used, non-supportive footwear, increased/over training or muscle...
    25
    Apr

    PTSD and Massage Therapy

    PTSD is the abbreviation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disease. This can be a result to anyone who has experienced a major traumatic moment or period in their lives. It has been estimated that 70% of the adults in the US have experienced a trauma severe enough to result in PTSD....
    25
    Apr

    What is the Difference Between a Sprain and a Strain? – Sarah Fischer

    Sprain and strain, the two sound pretty similar but they actually are two different injuries. Some people aren’t sure which is which, or what the difference is, as there are similarities between the two, but over the next few paragraphs I will go over what actually occurs...
    17
    Mar

    Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction – Sarah Fischer

    TMJ dysfunction or syndrome is very common, and it can range from mild to severe just like most areas of concern or injury. Your temporomandibular joint is located on both sides of your head, just in front and slightly below your ears. This is where your temporal bone and...
    06
    Mar

    Piriformis Syndrome – Nicole Gillett

    Piriformis syndrome is a very common thing with a lot of people that sit for long periods of time. Piriformis syndrome is what happens when the piriformis muscle is compressing the sciatic nerve. The cause of this syndrome can be the course that the nerve runs by the muscle,...
    03
    Mar

    Rotator Cuff – Sarah Fischer

    The group of muscles known as your rotator cuff is probably my favorite set of muscles and area to treat. Not sure why, it just always has been. It’s a common area for injury, normally due to tendinitis or impingement but in some cases, it can be a tear. If you are in a...
    20
    Feb

    What Are Trigger Points? – Nicole Gillett

    Trigger points are a very common part of a massage and I’m sure that about 90% of you know what they are when we hit one but some people aren’t aware of what they are and how it’s supposed to feel. The definition of a trigger point is: it is usually found in a tight muscle....
    20
    Feb

    Is your Healthcare working for you?

    Something that I have been thinking about lately is how we, as healthcare providers, need to collaborate more for you, our client. I often have clients ask me if it is ok to receive Physio while getting massage Or if they should stop their Chiro for a while so they could have...
    19
    Feb

    What is Plantar Fasciitis? – Sarah Fischer

    It can be tricky to pronounce, but oh how common this condition is. I thought I would write about it due to the fact that a lot of my clients have been diagnosed with it but also I had one who said they never knew they had it, they just thought it was normal to always wake up and...