Category: Technique

Woman sitting at counter

Settle Up! Solutions for Clients Who Sit a Lot

Sit up and listen! ‘Sitting is the new smoking’ – I don’t know who coined this great phrase, but let’s pay attention. Sitting itself is a healthy activity that reaches back to prehistory – the hunter resting on a convenient boulder or fallen tree, the farmer resting on her haunches with friends to survey a… Read more

The Tibetan Monk

The leader of rehabilitation at the local hospital in Shenyang is one of the KMI students, a kind older gentleman who looks more Indian than Chinese. He wants me to look at one of his patients, described as a monk. He has an intractable shoulder problem. I come back early from lunch to have a… Read more

Fascia Congress

4th Fascia Research Congress

I am looking forward to the newest Fascia Research Congress, taking place in Washington DC – the unique meeting place for researchers and practitioners. Findings in many new areas will be presented, and I am eager to see what’s new in fascial plasticity, remodeling, and elasticity. And of course it will be a chance to see old… Read more

Tom Myers treating compartment syndrome

Q&A with Tom: Compartment Syndrome Treatment

Hi Tom! In the role of coach of a football (soccer) team for youth girls, I studied some of your recommended books/literature in search for methods to treat/prevent compartment syndrome and other fascia-related problems, mostly related to the lower leg. It still seems a common perception that compartment syndrome needs a surgical solution. From what I have… Read more

plantar fasciitis

Q&A with Tom: Plantar Fasciitis

Question: “Tom, how do I treat plantar fasciitis? Ice or heat? Exercise it or rest it? Special shoes? It’s extremely painful and I can’t sift through the conflicting information!” Answer: Plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the aponeurosis of the foot) generates a lot of conflicting info because it really is several different conditions that get balled up… Read more

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