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Erik Dalton Blog

Anterior Scalene Technique

The three scalene groups derive their name from the Greek word skalenos meaning “uneven.” Although anatomists depict the scalenes as individual muscles, most touch therapists are aware of how they work together as a functional unit during neck sidebending and rotation

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“Changing & Saving Lives” Celebration

Thanks to everyone who attended my lecture and scoliosis demonstration last week at Indiana State University’s “Changing & Saving Lives” conference sponsored by the Applied Medicine & Rehabilitation department. The student

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Memory & Bodywork Mastery

Our brains are very much like sponges. They are malleable and constantly adapting to peripheral input by strengthening existing neural connections and networks, a process called long-term potentiation (LTP).

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Scoliosis… is it functional or structural?

Manual therapists often shy away from treating scoliotic clients, and for good reason. In the absence of a basic understanding of spinal biomechanics, soft tissue work may not produce the desired results and treatments that are too “heavy-handed” may even exacerbate the client’s condition.

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IT-Band Friction Syndrome …

A case of mistaken identity!

A 44-year-old orthopedist, who we’ll call Dr. Smith, was referred to me complaining of eight months of debilitating, self-diagnosed, IT-band friction pain. During his history intake, he admitted suffering sporadic foot, hip and low back soreness but dismissed these issues as “unrelated.”

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