Bodywork

Leg Length Differences: A Potent Setup For Sciatica and Low Back Pain

We see a lot of what is identified as "sciatica" in our clinic and school. The most common presentation of this so-called "diagnosis" is one-sided pain, consisting of elements in the low back, the glutes, the groin, and the lateral hip and leg. Occasionally knee pain...

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...

Pain Desensitization in CTB

Sometimes it takes a lot of patience when working with chronic pain clients.  It is difficult to impossible to do CTB manual therapy when the client is so guarded that they cannot let you move their joints without engaging the muscles.  They cannot consciously control...
Pain and Nociception Part 1

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...

Neuroplasticity: Changing Your Wiring On The Fly

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...

Understanding and Treating Frozen Shoulder: A New Approach

Understanding and Treating Frozen Shoulder: A New Approach

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...

Treating Sciatica With CTB By Addressing Gluteal Trigger Points

Treating Sciatica With CTB By Addressing Gluteal Trigger Points

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...

Treating Tennis Elbow with Clinical Thai Bodywork

Treating Tennis Elbow with Clinical Thai Bodywork

  Amy Carr of TimeOut Chicago magazine came in a few years ago for a treatment. She's a tennis player, and wanted help with a persistent pain issue that had been bothering her for almost a year. Her pain was diagnosed as tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis,...