This page is a work in progress, so please come back to learn about more means of self-care.
Back Care Products:
Back Care Products
Placing a wedge on your chair and/or car seat naturally aligns your back, creating the natural curve of your lumbar spine and stacking your shoulders and head over your hips.
Neck Care Products
While nothing beats a trained therapists finger tips in releasing the sub occipital muscles, this device can help in between therapy sessions. It can also be used to relive tension in other areas of the spine.
An ergonomic keyboard is one of the best ways to prevent carpal tunnel, as well as easing shoulder and neck tightness. It’s a must have for anyone who works on a computer and especially for people using a laptop.
General Self-Care Products
4 inch therapy balls are ideal for easing tension out of the fascia and muscles. Simple place the ball at any are of tenderness or tightness, lean into a wall, or lie on the floor, and remain for three to five minutes. You can also roll on the ball over an effected area to add a gentle massing effect.
This self-massaging tool is great for those knots and tight areas that are hard to reach and/or too small to access via the 4# therapy ball.
Recommended Books and Articles
Written by my teacher and master in myofascial release work, this book is highly recommended to help you understand that fascial system and how the John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach can help you recover from pain, trauma, and restriction.
Written by a physical therapist, this is a great manual for learning self-treatment techniques for your myofascial system. Used with the 4″ therapy ball, it makes for a great home program in between your treatment sessions.
For those interested in learning more about Upledger CranioSacral Therapy and the concept of the Inner Healing, this book is an ideal reference.
The McKenzie approach is well known in the physical therapy world. This book will explain common causes of neck pain and how you can self-treat pain and avoid future exacerbations. Great book to read in conjunction with massage and/or myofascial/craniosacral treatments.
The McKenzie approach to treating back pain has been around for years, and this book will explain common causes of back pain, and how you can avoid and treat pain in your back. An ideal read as you get treated for back pain at my office.
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