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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
"http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/tc/sciatica-topic-overview This is what the medical docs say, and everybody else for that matter, about the causes of sciatica. Not one freakin mention of trigger points. Not one???? Lol.. Good Grief. Unbelievable.…"
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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I injured it about 2012, in the gym...not warmed up enough before I went heavy benching.  A buddy took out about 15 tps the old way, in about a 2.5 hour session.  It got better, but acts up sometimes for weeks.  Partly it's…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Yea I wish I could help you Gary. Is it a new thing, or have you been dealing with it for a long time? Or does it come and go depending? Just today I met a new client that quit going to physical therapy for her shoulder and neck. . She went for…"
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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"it's 6pm here in central FL and still 89 degrees-- and really humid.  A chiro will always claim a pinched nerve, an MD always is gonna pick up a needle.  I could sure use your help with my shoulder, it hurts even hanging down not…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"At any rate. I can remember only one client, maybe 15 years ago, that had pain running down one hip and leg that was not trigger point pain. He had no trigger points what so ever. The pain was mostly in his hip though. . And I myself had a bulging…"
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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"The sciatic nerve doesn't become the sciatic nerve until it is a couple of inches out of the spine; inside the spine what becomes the sciatic nerve are nearly microscopic strands that come out of several vertebra.  So, respectfully, my…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"But yea, the medical docs and chiropractors always blame it on the discs. It's just so weird to me? Nine times out of ten, it is not. But ya know what. Lots of massage therapists don't know that either. Or physical therapists( except…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gary. A disc can bulge or leak out on one side, and cause sciatic pain down one leg. I'm trying to remember if I have ever seen anyone with Piriformis syndrome? I can't recall. But I have seen trigger points and fake sciatica almost…"
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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"The pain caused by entrapment of the sciatic nerve isn't fake: it is very real.  So, to me, it ain't fake.  DCs, and MDs always blame sciatica pain on the spine.  But the spine is seldom the culprit.  Examine the two…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Nine muscles. And there can be even more muscles involved. And the other weird thing about this is. Most of these people diagnosed with sciatica, were never palpated. " What is simple is simple seen....And what is simple is rarely understood.…"
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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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