We’ve posted this before, but someone recently reminded me of it again. Worth revisiting. Doctors trace their lineage back to Hippocrates. Holistic therapists can trace their lineage back to ‘Asklepios’ (Aesculapius). Here I take you on a tour of the original ‘asklepion’ (hospital) in Greece, and show you how holistic thinking was for the ancients.
Perhaps you’ve seen this story about CNN correspondent Miles O’Brien needing an amputation: http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/25/health/miles-obrien-amputation Nowadays it’s getting better, but a lot of docs – if they had heard of fascia at all – knew about it in the context of the procedure called a ‘fasciotomy’. Just as a tracheotomy is cutting open the trachea, a… Read more
Question: I am a little confused by your description of the muscle spindle gamma system (the muscle fibers at the ends of a spindle) in which he describes the gamma system as fooling the spindle afferent nerves into sensing an increased muscle fiber stretch. He had previously described the spindle afferent nerves as causing an… Read more
A student writes: When I brought up the idea of stroking proximally to distally, my instructor looked at me like I had two heads and found it alarming that I have not been taught about the dangers in venous damage from stroking in this direction. In his past, he experienced a Hellerworker who performed a… Read more
Every therapeutic situation is unique – culturally and psychologically – such that the best therapist is able to morph him or herself to match a variety of client needs and presentations. Therapists who, for reasons of capacity or personal choice, do not modify their mien to meet the client are subject to the tendency to… Read more
Axel Dell asks: Hi, all! I was asked this past weekend how you apply the Anatomy Trains to people with amputations, and wasn’t sure how to answer the question. I know Tom talked about it at the teacher training, but I am pretty sure my little brain was overloaded by that point. Could you give… Read more