Finding Your Way Out of Pain Our Seventh Sense: Interoception

Finding Your Way Out of Pain Our Seventh Sense: Interoception

Interoception is the awareness of physical and emotional sensations in our bodies. In a healthy functioning nervous system, the nerve endings trigger all kinds of sensations in the body, from the feeling of tight muscles when we bend, to elation or depression. We feel these sensations throughout every day. Interoception also reflects the ability to… Continue Reading

Fascia—The Mysterious Connective Tissue Beneath Your Skin

Fascia—The Mysterious Connective Tissue Beneath Your Skin

Have you ever wondered what attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates the muscles and other internal organs in your body? Well, that’s the job of fascia! Fascia is made up of connective tissue containing closely packed bundles of collagen fibers. This connective tissue is a continuous system, like the nervous and circulatory systems. It is pervasive… Continue Reading

What Does Osteoarthritis of the Hands Have to Do with Posture?

What Does Osteoarthritis of the Hands Have to Do with Posture?

Postural control is the most important movement behavior that a person can change to reverse the tendency towards osteoarthritis and other chronic conditions. Humans are unique in that they can override the postural reflexes. Conditioning from life-long habits make poor posture feel natural, causing one to hang on the ligaments instead of using the muscles… Continue Reading

Yoga and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD)

Yoga and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD)

Yoga and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) A while back, an article by osteopathic physician Dr. Joseph Mercola caught my attention. It was entitled “What Happens to Your Body When You Do Yoga? Discover how yoga can improve your overall well-being.” There’s no question that exercise and movement are necessary to maintain a healthy body. However,… Continue Reading

So You Think You Need a Joint Replacement

So You Think You Need a Joint Replacement

  Have you been told that your hip, knee, or shoulder is “bone on bone” and you need joint replacement surgery? If you think that surgery is the only way to alleviate the pain of a degenerative joint, think again! It may be that your pain is being caused by an impingement to a nerve… Continue Reading

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