The Role of Deep Fascia: Quiet and Powerful Beauty

Fascia has been fashionable over the past few years. Whether you heard it from fitness or therapy professionals, fascia is the new catch term, one that must be used in every possible instance. Yet using a term ad-nauseam doesn’t mean it’s properly understood or applied. Proof of it is the broad belief that fascia is…

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What is Strain-Counterstrain?

(Watch Video First. Turn Captions (CC) On) The Nuts and Bolts of Strain-Counterstrain For all the mind-blowing results that Strain-Counterstrain delivers—at a rapid rate and without teeth-clenching discomfort—one would think the system addresses phantasmal aspects of our physiology. This seems even more daunting when exposed to the magnificence of the more recently developed Fascial-Counterstrain, where…

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Welcome To My New Office

Ah, yes, my new office. Sounds so grownup; doesn’t it? It was but a few months ago that this felt like yet another someday dream. What’s the rush? I thought. I had just moved my Fascial-Counterstrain practice from my home office to a part-time space and business was going well. Though it didn’t seem necessary,…

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21 Signs You Are a Counterstrainer

Disclaimer: this is my opinion and my opinion alone. Very few things fill me with as much excitement as attending the Strain-Counterstrain courses. I know that not only will the information be mind-blowing, but I’ll also get the chance to catch up with colleagues as we practice the new techniques, and express our gratitude for…

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Sciatica? – Nope! It wasn’t Sciatica

Subject: Female, 73 years old, active but limited by debilitating pain on the right hip. Her discomforts were compounded by a fall that caused a mild tear of her left Achilles tendon—as diagnosed by imaging. Previous imaging studies also revealed herniated discs on the right L4-L5 and L5-S1. She underwent epidurals and other procedures with…

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Pain Therapy and You – Part 3 and Final Thoughts

By Coach Izzy Based on the original article published at Coach Izzy Talks Fitness You are doing it WRONG! The Way Manual Therapy Should NOT Be Approached Do you know those times you wish you could slap sense into somebody? Not out of bullying but out of frustration. For those in the pain therapy field,…

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Pain Therapy and You – Part 2

By Coach Izzy Based on the original article published at Coach Izzy Talks Fitness What in the world do I do? The gurus of business marketing always remind us of the importance of being able to summarize our craft as succinctly as possible. It is imperative we communicate the essence of our profession laconically and…

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