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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.

Alaska is now a regulated state( a bad thing ).
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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 this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis Jun 12.

Not sure?

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

Started Dec 8, 2013

Do muscles controle movement?
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Just a question to see what kind of answers come up?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Therese Schwartz Dec 11, 2013.

 

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Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"As I was reading this I was thinking extensor muscles in the forearm!  Can you imagine what surgery would do???  All that scar tissue and fascial adhesions on top of the trigger points...so totally unnecessary! More good work, Gordon!"
8 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This really angers me to even write about. A client today told me that she heard that I was the one to see if you have pain in your body. I said well maybe? She told me her elbow hurts. She has been in physical therapy three times a week for three…"
8 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"You've seen this testimonial before. Think about it in the context of the above science article. Her shoulder problem was muscular, and never diagnosed or treated properly. The so called pinched nerve happen after her surgery. She was told that…"
14 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120911091100.htm#.VZL68Fp-Gfs.mailto The cost of pain in this country is in the Billions !!! In the above article, not one mention of soft tissue pain( Trigger Points ). It's just not even…"
15 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"At least 60 pain points bit the dust today."
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"Ok, keyborard works now."
Jun 24
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"You guys lucked. My key board broke for my iPad. So I can't type."
Jun 24
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Had a client recently that told me about five years ago he accidently stepped on an electrical plug and injured his foot on the base of his left little toe. The 5th metararsal I think they call it. Initially it really hurt and the area was inflamed.…"
Jun 22
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"It's a fact that Trigger Points are the cause of more pain then anything else. Dispite the fact that Trigger Points have been known about for a long long time, they are rarely considered or even thought about by all health care professionals,…"
Jun 20
calvin burnes replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"wow, that is a great testimonial.  i hope that one day i can get a testimonial like that.  i would love to be able to help take someone's pain away like that.   i think that is one of the greatest gifs you can give someone.…"
Jun 19
Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"That is a tremendous testimonial!!  I'm sure she was only disappointed because what you do doesn't feel at all like what she was used to, and it may not have felt like it could possibly work. I'm glad the new client was willing…"
Jun 19
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I'm going to add to this thread. Not sure exactly what I'm going to talk about.. But I have been busy doeing bodywork sense my last comment in here. The whole reason for me writing and commenting in here is to empower Massage Therapists. A…"
Jun 19
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Coby Dulitzki's discussion Edema
"The swelling involves only one ankle. That could mean that same side Sacroiliac involvement. If it was both legs or ankles that could mean a more systemic involvement( heart, cirulation, lymphatic system ). You might want to palpate the affected…"
Jun 17
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Coby Dulitzki's discussion Edema
"I'm assuming the medical docs ruled out all the mean nasty stuff that could cause her adema, like an infection or something? I wounded if they ruled out trigger points?"
Jun 17
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Coby Dulitzki's discussion Edema
"Second attachment."
Jun 17
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Coby Dulitzki's discussion Edema
"Some info I found on the net. Next two attachments."
Jun 17

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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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