The dreaded TMJ – what can MFR do for this difficult to treat joint? A lot!

TMJ (the temporomandibular joint) is the joint where your lower jaw connects to the skull.  It's directly in front of the ear and can be tender on a lot of people if you push inwards just in front of the base of your ear.  It is much more tender if you tend to clench your …

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Headaches and migraines are such a pain in the butt (or pelvis)…literally.

Physical therapists often work with people to help relieve headaches and migraines.  When I was working in insurance-based clinics, we tended to focus completely on the upper body, because if we worked on anything lower than the mid-back the insurance company may balk at the fact that we were going too far from the pain.  …

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John F. Barnes Myofascial Release in Sedona, AZ – truly no words to describe it!

I took my first John F. Barnes Myofascial Release (JFBMFR) course last March in Bellevue, WA.  It was an eye-opening experience in which I felt like I had finally "come home."   The techniques were simple, yet had better results than I had ever seen in my 11 years of manual therapy training, and on the …

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What is Myofascial Release? How about cupping?

Cupping and Myofascial Release FAQ By Dr. Lisa Wilcox What is cupping? Cupping utilizes plastic or glass cups and adds a form of suction to draw the tissues up into the cup. This creates a negative pressure rather than the compression that is normally used within different massage and soft tissue mobilization techniques. This negative …

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