Is Sitting Lethal?

Is Sitting Lethal?

You don’t need a doctor to tell you that sitting all day probably isn’t good for your health, but some interesting research about inactivity has recently emerged that I feel our patients should know about …

Excluding the young athletes we treat, the vast majority of our patients have a job that puts them in a chair at a desk most of each day. Many of you are very health conscious, and you attempt to combat the effects of this inactivity by the hitting the gym or doing something active at least a few days a week; and that’s Great! But read on (more…)

Fascial Changes as sources of Symptoms (Elsewhere in the body)

Fascial Changes as sources of Symptoms (Elsewhere in the body)

fascia manual therapy austinSo now that we have a better idea of how fascial distortions can cause pain in the same area, I’d like to explore an example of how they can lead to pain elsewhere in the body. The patient I am about to describe is actually quite common, though I often see patients like him after unsuccessful visits to multiple practitioners. Why? Because the underlying cause of his pain was not in the area he was experiencing symptoms.

One year prior to meeting ‘Mr Smith,’ an avid runner, he had strained his right lower back lifting a heavy box. The discomfort from that injury faded over the next couple months, and since the symptoms were getting progressively better he decided he would not get checked out by a healthcare practitioner. (more…)

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