Tag: Physical Therapist

Q&A with Tom: Linea Alba Separation

A reader asks: Do you or your team have any experience with linea alba / deep abdominal fascia separation? Can it heal? Can separations be strengthened? Tom replies: A bit hard to answer generalities – depends on how large and open the diastasis (abdominal hernia of the linea alba) is.  Also different responses happen to… Read more

Fasciotomy

Fasciotomy and Fascial Release Technique

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

Tom Myers

Q&A with Tom and Lou: Tissue Direction

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

The Masque

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

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