Suffering from Restless Legs, Pain or Insomnia? Try this “Restful Legs Recipe”

By Pressure Positive September 19, 2014 No comments
The Restful Legs Recipe is something we all can benefit from due to our modern sedentary lifestyle. As one trigger point therapist pointed out at an event this week, "Sitting has become an Olympic event." She explained that we "practice" sitting hunched over a desk, a computer or a steering wheel more hours per day than many Olympic athletes might practice their sport. All this sitting leads to shortening of our hip, thigh and leg muscles, causing trigger points and all manner of muscular and joint problems. The Restful Legs Recipe is a great solution to balance out all this sitting.

Is A Jaw Muscle Causing Your Toothache, TMJ or Ringing of the Ears?

By Pressure Positive September 19, 2014 No comments
When it comes to pain we'd rather live without. Toothache and TMJ (Jaw Joint) pain certainly rank among the least tolerable. Fortunately, a common culprit is often responsible for these symptoms: A powerful jaw muscle within the rear of the cheek, named the Masseter. Fortunately, trigger points in the Masseter can be treated by a trigger point therapist or by you at home! If anyone you know suffers from these symptoms, have them perform the following quick tests and self-care tips below to identify possible trigger points and myofascial dysfunction in the Masseter.

Interview with Myofascial Specialist, David Lesondak

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David Lesondak is a member of the Allied Health Professional Staff in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a structural integrator and myofascial specialist at the Center for Integrative Medicine, Shadyside and iYoga in Sewickley, PA. He produced and directed "Anatomy Trains Revealed," a video exploration of fascial anatomy, as well as the DVD recordings of the Third International Fascia Research Congress. A frequent collaborator with Robert Schleip and the Fascia Research Project at Ulm University, Germany, David lectures and teaches internationally. David is an NCBTMB approved provider. His blog can be found at www.FascialConnections.com.

Are “The Entrappers” Causing your Hand and Arm Pain?

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If there is one muscle group that must be evaluated in every case of hand and arm pain, it is the group of three neck muscles called the Scalenes. The ability of the Scalenes to trap and compress nerves and blood vessels led Dr. Janet Travell (physician to JFK) to give them the nickname, "The Entrappers."

Recognizing the Underlying Causes of TMJ Pain

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Join us for a free 1 hour Webinar sponsored by Custom Craftworks, a brand of Pivotal Health Solutions.The TMJ Association states that TMJ Disorders are a complex and poorly understood set of conditions characterized by pain in the jaw joint and surrounding tissues and limitation in jaw movements. The trigeminal nerve (located directly behind the TMJ) is the most complex nerve in your body. The trigeminal and facial nerves work together to support the over 300 muscles, and all other structures of the head and face. Abnormal muscle function and a bad jaw position causes breakdown of the joint cartilage, abnormal nerve function, and changes blood flow to the brain. Along with jaw and face pain, this muscle imbalance is responsible for headaches and most migraines.