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Erik Dalton Blog

Nerve and Joint Gliding Routine for Carpal Tunnel

Artists, bodyworkers, computer programmers, and writers are among those who suffer from overuse syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Although most of us have developed hands-on skills for relieving median nerve compression as it passes under the transverse carpal ligament, I believe the treatment can be enhanced by…

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Bicycle Seat Neuropathy

Addressing pudendal nerve pain Sometimes clients don’t tell us the whole story. Such was the case with Mark, a 39-year-old competitive cyclist referred by a

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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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Don’t Disregard the Coccyx

Addressing localized buttock pain Coccydynia can also be attributed to a malformed or dislocated coccyx and the growth of bony spurs at this joint. Unlike fractures,

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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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Nerve mobilization

Femoral Nerve Entrapment

The femoral nerve is one of the largest neural structures in the leg. Its branches supply sensation to the upper thigh and control the quadriceps muscle, which is responsible for straightening the knee. Femoral nerve impingement can produce various symptoms. Numbness, tingling and shooting pain into the leg (and sometimes into the groin area) is common.

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