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Erik Dalton Blog

Bones As Levers

From Upper Body Course Tips to Treat Back Contractures and Spasms Manual therapists routinely use bones as levers to reduce tension and protective spasm in

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Gut Gasses and Stomach Pain

Image 1 When we digest food, naturally occurring bacteria in the gut emits various gases, including methane and hydrogen (Image 1). In an optimally functioning

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Superior Tib-Fib Fixation

From Essential MAT Assessments course  One of the primary functions of the tib-fib synovial joint is to help dissipate lower leg torsional stresses during gait.

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Massage in an Era of COVID-19

https://vimeo.com/422814963 Occasionally, I invite guest contributors to this blog. Given our current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, I thought it would be beneficial to bring

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Addressing SI Joint Syndrome

In the early 20th century, sacroiliac joint syndrome (SIJ) was the most common medical diagnosis for low back pain, which resulted in that period being labeled the “Era of the SI Joint.” Any pain emanating from the low back, buttock or adjacent leg usually was branded and treated as SIJ.

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Joint Play the Mennell Way

Everything designed to move has a built-in factor of “play” to promote efficient functional movement. For example, an automobile pis­ton and cylinder, a wheel on

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