by Erik Dalton, Ph.D.
The Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques program was developed as a tool to help relieve our nation’s neck/ back pain epidemic. By incorporating muscle-balancing techniques with joint-mobilization maneuvers, manual therapists learn to quickly identify and correct dysfunctional strain patterns before they become pain patterns.
This article is the first in a three-part series designed for massage therapists seeking more information about the reflexogenic relationship between muscles and joints. Combining muscle and joint modalities offers busy bodyworkers short-cuts that help shorten assessment/hands-on time, increase therapeutic efficiency; and provide clients with pain relief.
Part 2: Simplifying the Pain Puzzle
Part 3: Working Through the Dura Mater