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Erik Dalton Blog

Pain Exposure Therapy

Mired in Controversy I’m aware this may be an unpopular statement, but I don’t completely agree with the idea of pain-free bodywork. In an environment

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Hamstring Massage and Mobilization

In a study of one NFL team from 1998-2007, the occurrence of hamstring pulls accounted for 85 injuries, second only to knee sprains, which came in first at 120 injuries1. Hamstring injuries often plague competitive and weekend warrior athletes for years, giving the illusion that the initial injury never healed…

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Freeing the Ribs

Treating Kinetic Chain Kinks Recent manual and movement therapy blogs tout the importance of thoracic spine (t-spine) mobility as if it were a new discovery.

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Don’t Blame the Rotator Cuff

The term Arthro (joint) Kinetic (motion) Reflex was coined by University of Pittsburg researchers to describe how sensory input from joint movement reflexively activates or inhibits muscles – and no other place in the body is this concept more applicable than in the joints and connective tissues of the shoulder girdle.

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Hiatal Hernia, Acid Reflux and GERD

Any time an internal body part pushes into an area where it doesn’t belong, it’s called a hernia. When we eat, food travels down the esophagus passing though a small opening (hiatus) in the diaphragm, before entering the stomach. Normally, there are several mechanisms to prevent acid from flowing backwards (refluxing) up into the esophagus. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is a muscular valve located at the top of the stomach that opens to…

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Digital Dementia

Assessing PMFR weakness as shown in the Assessment course Addressing Postural Plasticity Digital Dementia is a term coined by neuroscientist Manfred Spitzer to describe a condition

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Occipital Neuralgia Headaches

The occipitoatlantal (O-A) joint is the uppermost weight-bearing synovial joint in the body and is the final junction for adapting to asymmetry or dysfunction from below. Mechanically, the head teeters on the two…

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