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COVID-19: What Big Pharma Doesn't Want You To Know

Stopping The Invader At The Gate When it comes to pain, I like to look past conventional wisdom in search of truths that mainstream thinking misses (or chooses to ignore). And right now, I feel compelled to speak up. Because there are some profound parallels between the pain industry and mainstream medicine’s approach to the ... Read more

Hyperpronation, A Major Key To Sciatic Pain

How Using Trigger Point Phenomena Can Make You a Pain Hacking Hero   Most people don't think of the feet and ankles as potent instigators of pain elsewhere in the body. I know I didn't when I started out. But 15 years of clinical observation have made it abundantly clear to me. Many of my ... Read more

The Direct Referral Problem

So. We've been talking a lot about latent trigger points, and how they can fire constant nociception into the nervous system, causing chronic pain. (By the way, if you happened to miss my most recent article about this, you can read it here.) But what about active trigger points? Many therapists and non-bodyworking-professionals know something ... Read more

Pain and Nociception - Part 2

Our last post discussed nociception, a phenomenon in which the nervous system sends "danger signals" throughout the body, thus creating a pain response. When pain becomes chronic, the central nervous system (CNS) has ratcheted up its sensitivity, to the point where even the most benign stimuli can create a pain response. At this point, the ... Read more

Pain and Nociception Part 1

In the last article, we talked about the fascinating topic of neuroplasticity, which is the brain's ability to change its wiring on the fly. This is one of the ideas the Coaching The Body methodology is built on.But in order to apply the principle of neuroplasticity to the treatment of chronic and severe pain, you ... Read more

Neuroplasticity: Changing Your Wiring On The Fly

This week, I want to talk about neuroplasticity. This fascinating development in neuroscience has become a hot topic across the alternative health field—and we're just beginning to comprehend the incredible adaptive capacity of the human brain. It's pretty exciting!The old school medical paradigm believed that once we were fully developed adults, the brain was basically fixed. As in, done ... Read more

Understanding and Treating Frozen Shoulder: A New Approach

The supraspinatus muscle and tendon as it passes beneath the acromion

Understanding the True Origins of Frozen Shoulder Pain Frozen shoulder is a stressful experience for anyone. The term itself is only descriptive, and not a reliable diagnosis. The “frozen” aspect refers to an extreme limitation of pain-free movement, but in my experience, this is in general not due to capsular adhesions, but splinting adaptation from ... Read more

Treating Sciatica With CTB By Addressing Gluteal Trigger Points

Gluteus Minimus - The Sciatica Muscle

Most sciatic pain is caused by trigger points in muscles. Sciatica is the most common lower body pain complaint that we see in our clinic.  It is a description of radiating leg pain, not a diagnosis. Although most physicians and physical therapists will assume that it is caused by nerve entrapment in the lumbar spine ... Read more