1. Glide slowly with braced fingers in the laminar groove, the area right next to the spinous processes. Take your time and “smooth the groove.” Work the attachments of the multifidi on the sacrum.

  2. I use the Roleo and would recommend it.

  3. It makes a big difference when a client asks and doesn’t just assume it’s ok to send someone new in their place. New clients take more energy, there’s paperwork, etc.

  4. Try placing the ball against a wall and lean your hip into it. This is my preferred way to release glute medius, minimus, and tensor fascia latae. You might add active range of motion with hip flexion and extension, sending your leg forward and back from the hip.

  5. Clinical Health Services online store. Poly-cotton blend washes so well, they’re lasting me 8 years now.

  6. 1/2 and avocado + 2 hard boiled eggs. Dice all into small pieces and mix with salt and pepper and Fresh dill or spice rack dill. Best easy lunch I make.

  7. I second the eggs. Two of these plus raw or leftover vegetables and avocado is my usual to-go lunch.

  8. Dr. Emily Splichal is a podiatrist who created some foot-to-core exercise programs. She’s on youtube. Would highly recommend.

  9. Before you do the exercise (while on your back), put your fingers on your pelvis, 1” out from your hip bone and .5” down. Cough. You should feel muscles there activating. Keep those muscles activated and see if the glute bridge hurts less. If not, return to flat, cough, and then press your lower back down into the floor a bit, then try. This was a miracle cure for me that my PT showed me. I wasn’t activating my TA muscle (the one that contracts when you cough) and my pelvis was tilted a bit too much anteriorly to activate my glutes.

  10. Good advice OP, instability would make glute bridges painful and transverse abdominus activation can help. After doing this you might add dead bugs with small range of motion and train the core some before your bridges.

  11. If you have hyper lumbar lordosis there is no way to strengthen the glutes the pelvic isnt in the position being able to activate the glutes , all the resistance either will go to the low back,quads or hamstrings.

  12. I would disagree with your absolute argument because I’ve helped my hyperlordosis by doing glute bridges.

  13. Good ideas here. I’d add eating nourishing food. Eat vegetables, protein, healthy fats, probiotic foods etc. Avoid the junk food and added sugars. I start with one simple thing like eating enough fruits and vegetables.

  14. I haven’t. But over 20 years I’ve learned to see an orthopedic MD when pain is bad, find a good physical therapist and be consistent, and integrate that PT into a strength training routine I enjoy.

  15. Thank you for sharing your experience and taking the time to write all this out! Boundaries and safety is a big thing. I’m sorry a dog bite you that’s horrible! But I appreciate your insight and ideas as well. It definitely gives me a lot to think about and work with. I’ll have to explore and research industries/demographics more and see how what would work best.

  16. You can have just one or two mobile clients. I don’t see a real reason to delay of it feels right to you.

  17. Yes! I started mobile while still a spa employee. When my employers made lame moves I was positioned to leave and make it work.

  18. You might search for therapists through the AMTA or ABMP, our professional associations here in the US. I’m sure other places have the equivalent. You’ll find independent therapists and I believe you can filter for specific certifications. Orthopedic massage, neuromuscular therapy, myoskeletal alignment, structural integration… these are a few modalities I know a certified therapist would NOT ignore your areas of concern. Others might chime in with more.

  19. You need to see a doctor, ideally an orthopedic MD, get a diagnosis, and get into physical therapy. This along with the other advice here can help you but start with a real assessment, don’t try to guess what’s going on. Edit: sounds like a an impingement. I’ve had this, it’s healing, but I needed help beyond massage and self care to fix it. Silver lining, going to PT is a good learning experience.

  20. Ooof. What about it do you think is rough? Is it a lot more specific on anatomy and imbalances? When it comes to subsystems and imbalances, such as over/under activity… I completely remember the obvious ones for each group but others I’d have to check myself to ensure I covered everything. I feel like part of what I’m chasing is indeed self confidence.

  21. Just finished the CES cert and really liked it, for another perspective.

  22. Honestly my husband and I work tough jobs and have never been on a proper vacation like this and are overdo for our honeymoon. We really just want something relaxing where we can have a drink by the pool or on the beach. Explore some touristy spots, maybe a museum or two.

  23. We stayed at the Marriott Stellaris in January and loved it.

  24. Check out Pure Pro hypoallergenic cream and lotion.

  25. Agree with this, and trained trigger point therapists work with that mindset.

  26. Thank you! Yes, I before I was a therapist I was a hairstylist and I know that is absolutely true. My plan would be to start doing mobile clients and slowly make the jump that way I can keep my bills paid.

  27. Starting mobile is smart. You might also look to sublet from an independent MT who’s not using their space 24/7. Take your time looking for your own space. Check out older office buildings that house multiple solo practitioner businesses.

  28. IMO find a progressive strength training program to follow. There are many out there, with resistance from bodyweight and bands to dumbbells to heavy lifts.

  29. If you would like to get into more therapeutic work, I would try PNMT(precision neuromuscular therapy). I’ve taken most of their classes and it has made me a much better therapist. It is very focused work, and the anatomy training alone is top notch.

  30. Hang from a pull up bar. That will level you back out.

  31. Won’t fix everything, can hurt people if there are underlying have shoulder joint issues.

  32. Right now I’m listening to Charlie Wayne Watson’s Native American flute music. I like “relaxing jazz” playlists this week too. Always interested in ppl’s playlists.

  33. My doctor recommends I take D3, magnesium, and a B12. I’m anemic so I take a food based iron. I also take fish oil, and a probiotic that’s supposed to be a specific strain for mood support.

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