Category Archives: Spine Health

Class update: Introduction to the Self Treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points.

1/31/2015 Summary of the first “Introduction the Self Treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points” class held January 24th, 2015. It was Thanksgiving 2014 and we are watching the Seahawks demolish the 49 er’s . It was in the euphoria of the win (and a few beers) that I decided I needed to take the plunge and […]

Do you have BBS? “Burning Back Syndrome”

Yes, I just made that up. We have a syndrome for everything else, why not “burning back”? It’s catchy, rhythmical, and it conjures up a powerful image and it’s totally fictional. However, it leads me to this question: ever have achy or burning lower back muscles that only get better after you lie down or […]

The effects of prolonged bed rest on muscles of the spine and vertebral discs

When I first graduated from PT school over 16 years ago, bed rest was still a very popular treatment for acute back pain.  Luckily, over the years, the medical community has taken a much more “active” approach” to treating back pain.  However, there is still a small portion of the medical field that believes in […]