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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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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Quintner would argue against what you're doing even if he got the successful treatment-- he has built a lucrative career tearing tp therapy down. The above link is incomplete, wouldn't work"
19 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Yea I'd love that guy to watch me work and see what he says? Lol. Anyway here is an article that argues the existence of trigger points. https://www.nielasher.com/blogs/video-blog/72469509-trigger-point-therapy-do-trigger-points-really-exist"
23 hours ago
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"If they can treat trigger points successfully, but choose not to in order to entice clients (patients?) to come in for appointments for months on end, then their ethics are questionable.  BTW, I and everyone who has experienced the instant…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I found several articles online written by smart people that doubt the existence of trigger points. Here is one. I Didn't read it all. Just skimmed it. http://www.bodyinmind.org/trigger-point-evaluation/ All I know is that when I make the…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gary, I don't think it's an inability to treat trigger points. They just don't know about them or if they do, the importance of them. As for the thread. Whoever wants to post on it can. And of course I will still check this site out…"
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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Apropos, isn't it, that MDs and DCs and PTs who lack the skillset to locate and release trigger points deny that trigger points exist.  I am ashamed to say that a large percentage of our fellow massage therapists also look for excuses for…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This maybe my last entry on this thread? I'm sure that I will still comment in here from time to time. But maybe not on this thread? . I've expressed my point of view that trigger points are the most important aspect of massage therapy, or…"
yesterday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Connected to the above comment( Once fear is gone, healing is faster ). They call it catastrophizing. Check the attachment below."
Nov 17
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"She was in an auto accident four days prior to seeing me. It was her fault and the car was totaled. She only had liability insurance and had to pay $600.00 for her totaled car to be towed away. Because it was her fault, insurance would not pay for…"
Nov 16
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Laura's discussion Need advice from spa workers
"I've worked in a spa for 20 years. She is a nut case. I know money is important, but I'd quit immediately."
Nov 14
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"A young lady came in for a massage not to long ago primarily because of low back pain along with tension and tightness in the shoulders. She was a nail tech, and figured that it had to do with her work. Now it always bothered her a little bit. But…"
Nov 9
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"What I did yesterday was pretty cool. Thirty years ago, and even ten years ago, I would have never thought it possible for a massage therapist to do what I did. Actually, I never thought it would have be possible for any type of healthcare provider…"
Nov 7
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Good work, Gordon."
Nov 1
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Pretty much every day I meet people/clients that don't believe or realize that I can help them. I see and hear that in several different ways. I know there are all kinds of pain. But I also know a high percentage of it is trigger point pain.…"
Oct 31
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Just thinking about what the physical therapists are having him do , is actually the exact opposite of what they should be doing. Think about it. They have a weakened damaged contracted muscle. In this case the Pectoalis Major. And they are making…"
Oct 21
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Here is something that fits into this thread well. It just amazes me because I see this all the time. Frequently. And it's something that's very wrong. And for the life of me I just don't understand how this can be? I recently met a…"
Oct 20

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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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