Tag: massage therapy

Tag: massage therapy

Inflammation and Diet
Image February 25, 2017 - Arms and Hands,- Back and Pelvis,- Legs and Feet,- Neck and Shoulders,Nutrition Brian Fulton

Last updated Friday, March 10, 2017(*Click on the many links provided in this article to take you to evidence-based videos to learn more about the role of diet in inflammation, and to examine the supporting evidence.) The Role Of Diet in Inflammation Inflammation is the root cause of many of the conditions that I treat

Are Fish and Chicken Healthy Foods?
Image February 24, 2017 Nutrition Brian Fulton

Last updated Saturday, February 25, 2017Make no mistake… fish is meat. – And yes, chicken is meat too! (* Note – many hyperlinks in this article will take you to Nutritionfacts.org, a vetted website that provides evidence-based articles and videos on nutrition. To view the study sources, click on “Sources cited” to view the evidence

The Optimum Amount of Exercise
Image November 7, 2016 Exercise Brian Fulton

Last updated Tuesday, January 31, 2017  How much should you exercise? This is a good question, and like all good questions, it is best to look at the available evidence to come to a determination. One would hope that current evidence is the basis from which all guidelines are created, however for various bureaucratic and

Myofascial Triggerpoints: What has changed?
Image July 19, 2016 Managing Common Conditions,Practitioners Brian Fulton

Last updated Tuesday, January 24, 2017  Guest blog by Richard Lebert RMT Evidence informed massage, encourages the integration of current research into our practices, this requires reviewing the scientific literature as it relates to a number of concepts that are held near and dear in the world of massage therapy. As healthcare professionals, I think

Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis
Image September 11, 2014 - Legs and Feet,Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

Last updated Tuesday, January 24, 2017  Plantar Fasciitis The plantar fascia, as seen above, is the flat band ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If your plantar fascia is subject to stress, it can become inflamed. (This is where the ‘itis’ comes in.) The inflammation

Frozen Shoulder Exercises
Image July 1, 2013 - Neck and Shoulders,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) is a stubborn condition that creates pain and limits movement of the shoulder joint. To understand this condition click on the following link: Frozen Shoulder. The following exercises are effective for self-treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis, also known as Frozen Shoulder. Before beginning an exercise/stretching regime

Smart Gardening- Pull Your Weeds Out; Not your Back
Image April 29, 2013 Healthy Lifestyle,Injury Prevention Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Twenty Eight Ways To Save Your Back And Body When Doing Yard Work Well, it’s now Spring and the gardening season is in full swing.  If you are like most of us, you get out there and overdo it, then pay for it the next day.  Worse yet, you

Go Barefoot- The Importance of Grounding Yourself
Image March 9, 2013 Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  There is always a treasure trove of wisdom available to us simply by looking back at how we as humans lived in our tribal days, whether we look at our social structure, our politics (which was truly democratic because everyone got to vote on issues), our diet, or our

Treating Neck Pain With The McKenzie Method
Image January 13, 2013 - Neck and Shoulders,Injury Prevention,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  The McKenzie Method was developed in the 1960’s by Robin McKenzie, a physical therapist in New Zealand. While much time has passed since then, his exercises still form the cornerstone of treatment for both neck and back pain. What follows are his core exercises for treating neck pain.His book,

Interval Training- Maximizing Your Workout
Image January 7, 2013 Exercise Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  Working as a massage therapist, I often get asked questions about exercise. There are three basic components to an exercise program; cardiovascular exercise, strength training and stretching. Interval training is a specific type of cardiovascular exercise that employs short bursts of exertion followed by short recovery periods. This strategy