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- Educational Philosophy (part 2) September 13, 2012As an academic institution, there’s no way we can get away from some degree of conformity, especially if the material being covered is hands-on. Students have to be in class on time or they miss the intention of the class … Continue reading → […]Paul Davenport
- Educational Philosophy (part 2) September 13, 2012
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Six months of enduring foot pain, shoe inserts, night boots, expensive custom-fitted shoes, oral medications, daily exercises, steroid injections (3), cryo-therapy and surgery did little for the desperate and frustrated woman on the other end of my phone. I agreed to see this likeable woman, all the while uncertain as to what my approach to plantar fasciitis could accomplish so late in the game.
I was immediately impressed by this woman’s persistence, positive attitude and compliance with the “homework” she had been assigned to treat her stubborn case. After reviewing what she had been faithfully doing on her own, I set out to see what my hands would discover. Continue reading
I clearly remember the first time that I experienced a Stone Therapy session. Back then, there was so much buzz about adding hot and cold stones to a bodywork session, I admit to a lot of skepticism. I decided to try it out anyway. And am I glad I did! The experience I had actually deepened my relationship with myself.
Why, you might ask, should I take plantar fasciitis seriously? Most early symptoms are not much more than an inconvenience, a dull annoyance in the heel.
Although the condition is referred to as an “itis”, plantar fasciitis is actually a form of tendinosis; a condition that results in necrosis. Necrosis refers to tissue death, and plantar fasciitis is a degeneration of collagen that leads to eroding and death of the plantar fascia. The tissue is not just hurting; it’s dying! And that’s why we should pay attention. Continue reading
By Jacqueline Landis Ferber, LMT The nature of our profession: Touching others who are typically less clothed then we are. This makes for a unique profession. Keeping safe boundaries for ourselves and our clients is an integral part of what … Continue reading