Myofascial Release (MFR) is a specialized stretching technique used by therapists to treat a variety of soft tissue problems.  The word “myo” means muscle and the word “fascia” means the “fibrous tissue” that supports our entire body.   To understand how MFR works, you have to understand a little about fascia.   Fascia runs from the top of our head to …
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by Ross Holsing, PT, DPT, Healing Motion   Manual therapy techniques are one of the many treatment options that Physical Therapists utilize when trying to help someone with pain or physical limitations. These techniques are often performed with the goal of allowing someone to move easier and feel better. A PT will also perform manual therapy to allow someo…
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Are habits causing our aches and pain?     Working in an outpatient physical therapy clinic, I see all kinds of ailments affecting the body.  From neck aches to foot pain, one thing is evident.  The way we treat our body now will determine where that pain arises later, or how easy it will be to resolve. Let’s look at three of the most common habitual…
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Inverted Core Syndrome

Jan 21, 2016
Dan Miller, PT, MS -Director of Healing Motion Physical Therapy   “Core stability training” has become a buzzword in physical therapy and fitness training. But what does it mean and why is it so important?   Your body’s core consists of the major muscles within the abdomen, pelvis and mid and lower back. These muscles affect posture, breathing, balance, …
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 By Dan Miller, PT, MS, Healing Motion Physical Therapy   Breathing: the first thing and the last thing we do on this earth - it must be important.   Have you ever thought of your breathing as correlating to how your body generates movement? Any compromise to the way we breathe will ultimately be recognized as a depletion of available energy, affecting h…
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Move Well to Be Well

Sep 30, 2015
  By Dan Miller, PT, MS,  Director of Healing Motion Physical Therapy   Let’s face it. Our world is on the go, and in its wake creating both opportunity and challenges for our wellbeing. Within our personal lives and activities, the vessel we must rely on to course this journey is our own body. Day in day out our bodies either spontaneously or on command …
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