Tag: Physical Therapist

Biomechanical Auto-Regulation

I am so over the word ‘fascia’. I have touted it for 40 years – I was even called the ‘Father of Fascia’ the other day in New York (it was meant kindly, but…) — now that ‘fascia’ has become a buzzword and is being used for everything and anything, I am pulling back from… 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

Fascial Dissection

Fascia Mashers and Fascia Bashers

I’d recently been advised to read this article, which has been floating around the interwebs for a couple of years now, but is worth looking at again: Fascia Science: Stretching the power of manual therapy. Since this fellow is both sincere and clearly referring to our work, he deserves a response. In every young science… 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

Yoga

Pre- and Post-Exercise Stretching: Pros and Cons

Now, any movement is better than none, but there are a lot of cultural assumptions about stretching that we (exercisers, yoga adepts, bodyworkers, rehab specialists) have embraced without much of a foundation. The presumptions persist even as the research tells a different story. Everybody stretches, all the time. Sit down, and you are stretching the… Read more

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