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November 5, 2017

Known as the cranial keystone, the sphenoid bone is one of the most mysterious parts of our anatomy. Associated with many common health problems, a restricted sphenoid can be freed by cranial-sacral therapy.

Located in the very center of the skull, the sphenoid bone is...

What is Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

The sacroiliac joint is a joint between the sacrum and the ilium, or pelvic bone. The 2 sides of the sacroiliac joint normally work together. If 1 side becomes stiff, they will not move together and this causes pain or muscle stiffn...

The psoas muscle (pronounced SO-as) may be the most important muscle in your body. Without this essential muscle group you wouldn’t even be able to get out of the bed in the morning!

In fact, whether you run, bike, dance, practice yoga, or just hang out on your cou...

June 2, 2017

What is the Core?

When you hear the term “core,” abdominal muscles may immediately come to mind. However, the core actually comprises much more than just the abs. The core includes all the deep and superficial muscles used to stabilize, align, and move the trunk of the...

May 19, 2017

In brief:

  • Authors used 125,645 responses from the 2011–2012 Statistics Canada Canadian Community Health Survey

  • Study is the first to also examine the association between urinary incontinence (UI) and back pain in men

  • Both men and women diagnosed with UI we...

May 1, 2017

In brief:

  • Study analyzed data from 170 million visits to a primary care physician 1997–2010

  • Referrals for physical therapy occurred in 10% of the visits, a rate that was fairly constant during the study period

  • Prescriptions for opioids rose from about 15%...

Native to Mexico and Central America, the avocado is classified in the same family as camphor and cinnamon. An avocado is botanically, a large berry that grows on a tree that can reach 6 feet tall. Just like a banana, the avocado ripens 1-2 weeks after being picked.


March 11, 2017

In brief:

  • CDC estimates arthritis prevalence in the US, based on more than 100,000 responses to National Health Interview Survey, 2013-2015

  • Total prevalence is estimated at 54.4 million Americans—about 20% of the US population, with 32 million being of working...

March 11, 2017

In brief:

  • Australian study of 1,983 participants in a 12-year health monitoring program tracked television viewing habits over time using group-based trajectory modeling

  • Tests of lower limb strength at the end of the study revealed significantly higher scores a...

March 6, 2017

In brief:

  • Study analyzed self-reported function and symptoms, pinch-tip grip, and cervical ROM among 100 women with CTS—half received surgery; half received multimodal manual therapy

  • Physical therapy group showed significant gains over surgery group at 1 month...

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