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Gordon J. Wallis
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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 Mar 2.

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.

A typical experience
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I had a new client the other day for an 80 minute massage. I asked him if there is anything that he wanted me to know.  He told me that he suffers from a herniated disc that he has had for a few…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Therese Schwartz on Saturday.

 

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Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"That's a great letter!  Good work, Gordon!"
Saturday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Often times, if they come back for a few short follow up sessions ( four or five maybe ), even though they are no longer symptomatic, even the latent trigger points are no longer there. She just sent me this email ( attachment below ). Also, when…"
Saturday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Meg's discussion 1st table purchase recommendation for a new student?
"http://www.roberthunter.com This guy makes really good tables. They are solid with no squeeks."
Saturday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Just about everyone has a few tps, coming alive for a time, going back into latent mode till stress of some kind brings it roaring back.  You done good work, bro.  As you always do   "
Saturday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"It was an interesting day. A client told me that I first saw her back in January this year. She told me that she had chronic left hip pain for ten years, and had seen an Acupuncturist, Physical Therapist, and Chiropractor for it, all without relief.…"
Friday
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"15 TPs bit the dust today."
Mar 24
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Good job!"
Mar 22
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"A client came in complaining about a very sore upper left chest area near the sternum along with radiating pain between her left shoulder blade and spine. When she takes a deep breath it hurts a bit more. She felt that she had a rib out. She had…"
Mar 22
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"About 25 TPs bit the dust today."
Mar 20
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"The attachment below is interesting. "
Mar 20
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I know.  Getting older is another stage of life.  In the beginning, we happily poop and pee in diapers and smile while mommy cleans our behinds, toward the end, we poop and pee in diapers but are embarrassed because our child must now…"
Mar 20
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Another client the other day experiences pain on her tail bone when she sits for a long time. I palpated her sacrum and coccyx and found nothing. Almost gave up.. But then I palpated her right Ischial Tuberosity and found it very tender. After 20…"
Mar 20
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gary, here is the deal... I'm not a doctor.. All I do is find tender spots, hurt spots, trigger points, painful spots... whatever you want to call them... Regaurdless of whatever the problem is or diagnosis... All I do is look for tender spots…"
Mar 20
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I could use a visit with you.  I have: a hiatal hernia, post nasal drip that's thick and causes coughing when it tries to slide down the back of my throat, intermittent abdominal bloating (and no appetite) followed by diarrhea every couple…"
Mar 19
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"Fifty trigger points bit the dust yesterday."
Mar 19
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I client came in the other day. She has been suffering with a sinus infection and a croopy type of caugh for about three weeks. She comented that when she caughs her stomach( abdomin ) hurts sometimes. She was not real sick, just sort of half sick.…"
Mar 19

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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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