In this issue…

✓ The Horse Whisperer: Building Positive Relationships

✓ Spring Sport Preparation: PT Gives You the Edge

✓ In Their Own Words: Success Stories from Our Patients

✓ What is Vertigo? It’s All in Your Head!

✓ Overcoming Opiods: Managing Your Pain

✓ A Special Invitation to Grantham’s First Birthday

 

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Bill Cioffredi, PT - Founder

In the bodywork and exercises that we use in our work, I often feel we are simply undoing what people have done to themselves. Most of our clients didn’t have an accident. Rather, they developed a painful condition gradually, often times without a known reason. Postural pain, as well as joint and muscle pain, are often the result of unknowingly tensing or activating muscles that don’t need to be working or are working too much for the demand. Herniated discs, sciatica, arthritis pain, and rotator cuff problems are all just examples that are influenced by this issue. To a large degree, our work in helping people to restore pain-free movement involves freeing up stiff tissues in joints. But then we need to teach people how to “relax” their muscles. “Release” may be a better term, as we want our clients to release the excessive tension and muscle activation—not have muscles go totally soft. Continue reading