Migraines: A different type of head pain

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This is the last post in our series about headaches. Today I’m talking about the migraine. Migraines are usually debilitating, one sided headaches that can cause nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity, and a phenomenon called “auras” in which there are floaters or a waterfall over the vision. Migraines are considered vascular headaches and happen when there is … Continue reading

Headaches: Stress-related headaches and solutions

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Part one – Stress and tension At The Neuromuscular Studio, we see many many clients who have frequent headaches – everything from stress-induced tension headaches to injury-related whiplash headaches to debilitating chronic migraines. I recently attended a workshop at Chandler Physical Therapy where Eric Christensen, DPT reminded me of a few things about headaches. I’d … Continue reading

Abdomen and the pelvic floor, pain and connective tissue

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I had worked with pregnant women for years before becoming pregnant myself, but No One could have prepared me for the changes I would experience in my abdomen and pelvic floor during pregnancy and postpartum. I learned all about the biomechanical aspects of pregnancy while going through it: the changed gait, the changed center of … Continue reading

Preventative massage therapy creates lasting wellness

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We’ve spent a lot of time talking about how our treatments can help to correct the soft tissue aspects of injury and biomechanical dysfunction, but prevention of injuries and pain is just as important. When our muscle and connective tissue is regularly treated though massage therapy, there is less tension placed on our joints and … Continue reading