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Ok, here is the deal.....
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All the industry leaders, or some of them anyway... Come in here to sell their continiuing education deals for credit in order to maintain your license.. And I understand that, and it makes sense.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis Dec 16, 2015.

Think on these things?
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I was debating weather to put this on the Typical Experience thread or make it a new thread. I decided to make it a new thread because its a bit different. Rightly or wrongly it shows the way I think…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis May 25, 2015.

Alaska is now a regulated state( a bad thing ).

Diane Lake LMT, NCTMB asked me, after I'd made a chat coment. "Gordon, how does paying for continuing education restrict your freedom to learn?" In the past I've made lots of coments in here about…Continue

Started Feb 18, 2015

Not sure?

 Not sure what this means?  But we touch skin, so I thought this was interesting.                                  …Continue

Started Dec 8, 2013

 

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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I saw her today.. She is feeling better. She felt noticible less pain then normal. But after three days some of her pain came back.. But she felt better rhen when we first met. So I'm feeling good. For her.. I eliminated trigger points. No one…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Well, it's not going to be easy. I think I will concentrate on her T spine and shoulders. She complains about those areas the most. Do about ten minutes of regular massage before heading into the trigger point work. I'm giving myself five…"
Sunday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"amen to that, brother Gordon."
Sunday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Met another client that has been hurting for years. She has been recently sent to physical therapy. She tells me that she feels worse after the therapy. She has had many different diagnosises over the years. All I can tell you is that she is riddled…"
Sunday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Great job, as usual. The right lat tp might have led to the rest on the left.... or those on the right developed trying to countermand the hypertonicity on the left.  The body does whatever it needs to in order to maintain close to normal…"
Saturday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"A new client came in today for a relaxing massage. She has been under a lot of stress lately. She also told me that she just came from her chiropractors office, do to left lower back and left hip pain. As she discribe do her pain I noticed that she…"
Aug 19
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Not saying this is true with you or anyone else, but when I become constipated / bloated, within a day or so I develop muscle aches all over (just achy, not sharp TP type pains), and oftentimes also develop a low-grade fever-- flu like…"
Aug 18
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I've been sick the last couple days and haven't worked. Upper respiratory infection of some kind. Along with a bloated feeling in the abdominal area. Also , and this is the part that's interesting and somewhat ties into this thread, a…"
Aug 18
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Just a follow up on the above client. When lying on her back. When she moves her knee towards her chest the lateral hip hurts. When I move her knee towards her chest, there is no pain. At any rate, the trigger points are gone. And like I said ,the…"
Aug 13
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"If she doesn't move, nothing hurts. So it's what I call pain on movement. Example.... If she is standing and bends forward, there is pain in her lateral hip. The little bit of trigger point activity that might be in her hip does not…"
Aug 13
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"You guys, I'm still at work. It's 7:30 pm here. And there is a time zone thing being in Alaska, so you guys might be sleeping when I coment in here. I have what I think is a good guess as to her problem. "
Aug 12
Pueppi Texas replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Hi Gordon,I don't know the full health history on this client, so can only lightly suggest that an orthopedic consult may be useful (instead of, or in addition to a pain specialist).  I have seen a number of people over the years with…"
Aug 12
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"have you checked for ligament impingement / damage in the hip?  I'm thinking principally the ischiofemoral ligament, which becomes tight during abduction of any sort The iliofemoral ligament keeps the leg stable when standing, so it could…"
Aug 12
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"A follow up on this client. I've eliminated all the trigger points. She no longer has the burning pain down her leg. Yet when she moves her leg it hurts in her lateral hip. All the trigger points are pretty much gone. But unfortunately…"
Aug 12
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Wow, I've done a lot of good trigger point work sense my last entry in here. I'm literally shocked almost on a daily basis about the nearly total lack of knowledge about trigger points. Here is just one recent example. A women came…"
Aug 9
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Kim Mai Tran's discussion House calls
"Wow ! I don't do house visits. But that is cool and very worthwhile information. I would not have known.. "
Aug 8

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At 6:45am on September 16, 2014, Sadie Haney said…

Email me some videos at sadiehaney@gmail.com

At 7:21pm on June 28, 2014, Molly said…
My goodness, sir, when do you work on your clients? (she said, playfully). It seems like I have seen your name on every discussion I look at. I feel like an accidental voyeur or inadvertent stalker. Lol.
At 9:01am on May 15, 2014, Andrew Scheim said…
How is information exchange taking place? How much information is being proceesed per second? what coordinates all the body sytems? What coordinates one human being with his environment and in turn that environment with the greater cosmic body as barely understood by the greatest minds in physics.
At 9:26pm on April 25, 2013, Linda LePelley, RN, NMT said…

Hello Gordon! Just wanted to check in, hope all is well with you! 

At 12:33pm on December 11, 2012, peppermint said…

Hi Gordon,

I enjoy your "down to earth" posts!

Kathleen

At 7:35am on October 17, 2012, Gary W Addis, LMT said…

Hey, buddy. 

I just stumbled into a forum thread "Flat Back Syndrome". 

Your thoughts?  The MT could use your advice, I think.  Was posted on the 10th, and only two comments.  I suggested TPs in the iliopsoas and abs pulling the hips into anterior tilt.  Any advice yo ucan give the MT? 

At 6:42am on August 3, 2012, Therese Schwartz said…

Hi Gordon, just saw your friend request.  Thanks!

At 5:27pm on October 27, 2011, Bruce Robertson Smith said…

Hi Gordon, Thanks for the friend request. I just discovered this site and became fascinated with your thread "Just Dumping" on the how the Massage/Bodywork profession is perceived by the general public and other health professionals. It's a subject about which I have much to say. As one who has been doing this work for over 25 years but who just finally jumped through the hoops for the license I am experiencing a very rude awakening as to the realities of this field as a business and as a profession. I shall expand my thoughts as time goes on. I especially welcome the input of successful male MTs as I am discovering that obtaining bread and butter work in this field may not be in my cards. Spas and health clubs are not even responding to my resume, or if they do then it doesn't even progress to the practical part of working on someone to experience my skills.

I gather you're a martial artist. Me too: 1st Degree Black Belt in Kendo, Training in Chi Gong, Bagwa, Tai Chi and some Aikido.

 Thanks for connecting!

At 2:56pm on October 24, 2011, Linda Osborne said…
Thanks for the friend invite, Gordon.   I was enjoying reading your posts, ie: "Just Dumping", and just realized you are in Anchorage, also!  I look forward to reading more of the discussions going on here, and glad I found this site.
At 3:12am on October 14, 2011, Kelly Sanders, LMT said…
Gordon, docs have a tendency to name that which they have little or no experience with as fibromyalgia.  True FMS like RA can be very debilitating to the sufferer and it isn't all in their head; it truly is a myofacial pain, yes it does help releasin the trigger points but more helpful is a lifestyle change.  My FMS clients are on a 6 week program that has them journalize their activities and track their pain levels and onset occurences weekly.  We incorporate several holistic health modalities besides just massage into the treatment regime.
 
 
 

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