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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 on Monday.

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.

 

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calvin burnes replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"yup, i am reading all the attachments and i indeed find them useful.  thanks.  "
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Ok, the attachments are important because they back up what I say. "
Monday
calvin burnes replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Hi gordon, Just wanted to let you know i am watching your posts with great interest.  there is a lot of material here, and i am a slow reader.  so it will probably take me a few weeks to get through it all.  but you definitely have my…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion Think on these things?
"Cervical lumbar relationship"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion Think on these things?
"Dermatomes 2"
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Think on these things?

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 on things. A while back a new client came in.. Well she almost canceled her appointment. Because of severe Quadriceps pain. She says she has been dealing with this a long time.. A lot of times she feels fine.. Then all of a sudden this down to the floor intense pain kicks in.. Like out of nowhere.…See More
Monday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Its always a TP day. One client came in with pain from her knee down, mostly in her calf in one leg. She has had the pain for six months. She had been though Physical Therapy, and even saw an Exercise Physiologist. She said they helped her, but she…"
Sunday
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"About 80 TPs bit the dust yesterday."
Saturday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"The twenty years of foot pain is complely gone now. His foot is no long tender even under firm palpation. His tickles are 3/4 gone, his abdominal pain is no longer symptomatic, but still tender on palpation, and still no headache. He is very happy…"
Saturday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Kendra Wien's discussion Question on TMJ technique
"well to be fare. I haven't seen that dvd so? All I'm saying is if there are trigger points present. Whatever therapy you are doing , would have to make those trigger points go away in order to really help the client. Hmm. That's just…"
Saturday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Kendra Wien's discussion Question on TMJ technique
"A trigger pointed muscle is a shortened muscle. And muscles connect to bones. One of my tp clients told me that she had to actually change her seating and mirrors when she got into her car after one of her sessions. I find it really weird that often…"
Friday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Kendra Wien's discussion Question on TMJ technique
"http://acutakehealth.com/tmj-think-muscles-for-jaw-pain I wonder if Lucau's DVD mentions the word Trigger Point? hmm. An interesting article on TMJ in the above link."
Friday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Kendra Wien's discussion Question on TMJ technique
"If there is any reality to it, sounds like a gimmick to me. Most TMJ clients have a lot of Tender Point involvement. I've worked on a lot of headache people that didn't realize that there was a lot of jaw involvement. Even those that have…"
May 21
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Woops, I said GB meridian.. I ment to say LI meridian. "
May 21
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This guy came in for his 3rd session the other day. He was symptomatic free. The bottom of his right foot didnt hurt anymore, his abdominal area didnt hurt, and no headache in three days. However on palpation both the abdominal and foot were still…"
May 21
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"For hand pain, Ive always found it more common to find TPs in the Extensors, the hand itself, or the flexors. And I utilized the GB meridian to turn off that TP. "
May 21

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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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