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Erik Dalton Blog

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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Treating the TMJ

From Technique Tour course Treating the TMJ It’s not uncommon to be in the final stages of a history intake when the client casually states,

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Tight Traps, Pecs and Lats

It is helpful for massage and bodyworkers to view muscle weakness from a neurological perspective. We’ve been taught that the voluntary skeletal muscle system is

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