Foundations Seminars Articles, Home Stretching Handouts and Treatment Tips
Please note: The information presented below stretches is intended for the use of, or though the direction and supervision by, a licensed health professional and are in no way intended or designed to diagnose or treat a specific condition. You are encouraged to consult with your doctor or licensed health professional before beginning any sort of exercise or stretching routine.
Ongoing articles of interest in propelling your myofascial release/manual therapy practice into an evidence-based/science-informed model can be found on my Myofascial Release Blog.
Informational Articles For You Or To Share With Patients
- Using a Patient-Directed Model of Myofascial Release with Spasmodic and Muscle Tension Dysphonia (published in Vo 27, No.1/2017 Newsletter of the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association.
- Changing Your Story (published in the December 2016 edition of Terra Rosa eMagazine
- Say Nothing (published in the Fall 2016 edition of Massage & Fitness magazine)
- Let Your Stories Mature and Grow (published in the Spring 2016 Edition of Massage & Fitness magazine)
- Borborygymus Updated (published in Terra Rosa eMagazine, June 2013. A fun article that explains stomach noises in relation to our work)
- Why Didn’t My Physician Recommend Myofascial Release? (Feel free to revise this Word document as you see fit)
- Attracting New Clients
- A recent online article I wrote, “Fitting myofascial release into an evidence-based culture“.
- Read a recent online article I wrote for the Fall 2017 edition of the Canadian RMT Magazine, Myofascial Release: A Patient-Directed Model.
Below are a number of resources for the practitioner, including articles I have written, home stretches that I actually use on a daily basis with my patients, and treatment tips that I have posted along the way. I would suggest that you try each of the stretches yourself before asking a patient to do the same, so that you can getter understand what areas of the body are effected by each stretch and what limitations each one may pose. You are welcome to print these handout for yourself or your patient. They are formatted to allow space at the top of each page for you letterhead, etc.
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Patient Home Stretches
16. Thumb Stretch
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Treatment Tips/Technique Tips
Calf Stretch Version 1
Calf Stretch Version 2
Pelvis and Thigh Region Stretch
Prone Leg Traction
Side-Lying Shoulder Stretch
Cervical Traction with Roller Assist
Pelvic Evaluation Tips
Gluteal Lift/Posterior Hip and Pelvis Region Stretch