Archive for Wellness & Self Care

Constipation…What’s stopping you up and why?

Constipation has many different defining factors including stool weight, frequency, and consistency.  A general guideline for the accepted normal range of bowel frequency is anywhere from 3X/day to 3X/week.  As many people fall within this “normal” range, they often have symptoms that are associated with a change in their regular patterns, enough to complain about, […]

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Safely building your core: Hypopressives vs. traditional abdominal exercises

By now, most everyone has heard of, or has participated in ex programs specific to building the “core”. Although an important concept, we are now discovering that how we have been building and exercising our core may actually be causing more harm than good, especially if you have a back problem, pelvic floor dysfunction like […]

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Sciatica and Myofascial Pain

Men, do you keep your wallet in your back pocket?  If you answered “YES”, then please read on.  Keeping a wallet in your back pocket can create pressure on the piriformis muscle.  The sciatic nerve runs through the piriformis muscle.  Repeated pressure on this muscle will cause inflammation and sciatic pain, commonly called sciatica or […]

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How Our Clothing and Accessories Contribute to Myofascial Pain

The therapists at Hands On effectively treat and alleviate acute and chronic pain of musculoskeletal origin manifesting in almost any part of the body.  Myofascial Release is our most frequently used tool due to its effectiveness at getting to the source of the pain.  One of the challenges that we commonly encounter with both acute […]

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Myofascial Stretching: Finding Your Stretch

Many people who stretch on a regular basis will complain that their stretching does not change their chronically tight muscles.  “My hamstrings are tight and I stretch them all the time”.  It’s the most common reason why people give up on stretching.  “Myofascial Stretching- Finding Your Stretch” can help you change that perception.  The most […]

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Guide to Myofascial Stretching

Many people wonder what the difference is between regular athletic type stretching and myofascial stretching.  The main difference is with myofascial stretching there is a “low load, long duration” hold. Low load means that you hold the stretch at a tension just below your pain threshold. Long duration involves holding the stretch a minimum of […]

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