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Gordon J. Wallis
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Started on Saturday

The over emphasis on fascia
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I’m sure this will be controversial.  But like everything I write in here, it’s my truth. There is too much emphasis on fascia.  And I feel that is one of the reasons that holds our profession back.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by S Brown 11 hours ago.

Soft tissue pain

What is soft tissue pain?  They don’t really address that in massage school do they?  I’m an expert in one aspect of soft tissue pain.  Anyone who has read my threads knows that aspect is trigger…Continue

Started Jun 17

Ligament pain
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Does anyone here know how to treat ligament pain?  Because I don’t.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erika Han Jun 17.

 

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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion The over emphasis on fascia
"Stacey Brown.  I’m curious.  Do you think that what you see in this video based on how the body really works?  Or is it just made up folk medicine and magical thinking?  I know that it’s not taught in any school.…"
16 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion The over emphasis on fascia
"Stacey Brown.  I’m curious.  Do you think that what you see in this video is based on how the body really works? Or is it made up folk medicine and magical thinking?   I know that it’s not taught in any school.  Thank…"
16 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion The over emphasis on fascia
"Stacey Brown.  I’m curious.  Do you think that what you see in this video is based on how the body really works? Or is it made up folk medicine and magical thinking?   I know that it’s not taught in any school.  Thank…"
16 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion The over emphasis on fascia
"In addition, you said that pain is neuro-centric, not all bio mechanical.  But when you influence the input to your patients/clients body neuromatrix, in her case, eliminate four lumbar paraspinal trigger points(bio mechanical), and her pain is…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion The over emphasis on fascia
"Sorry I got your name wrong.  But how do you explain that patients  testimonial in the video?   You said in your prior statement that we don’t break the pain cycle.   That the nervous system does.   But if I…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion The over emphasis on fascia
"Just so you guys know.  Susan and I have a history.  She is always telling me that I don’t know what I’m doing.  I’m telling you guys that you can break the pain cycle.  It’s done all the time. By me and…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion The over emphasis on fascia
"I’ve read that before.  I’ve read several of his articles.  Ive payed for them. I’m not disagreeing with you. I know that pain involves more then just trigger points.  But often times, if you eliminate trigger…"
Saturday
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So much potential

With only 2% of the over $3.3 Trillion spent on health care being spent on physical therapy, I know that even less is spent on massage or manual therapy.  I also know that properly done manual therapy is very much more effective then anybody thinks.  Even massage therapists don’t realize how effective…See More
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion The over emphasis on fascia
"Jody, how come when you touch a sore spot on the body, the person moans or flinches?  So you are saying there can’t be cellular damage in a muscle that causes pain? But when there is no cellular damage there is no pain, right?  "
Saturday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Rachel's discussion An unhappy client with no feedback
"Exactly!"
Saturday
Jody C. Hutchinson replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion The over emphasis on fascia
"S Brown, Good work on bringing science into the light. I doubt that  you'll get much agreement here, though. The few who post here are very biased and not current with their research.  They are stuck in their confirmation bias and…"
Saturday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Rachel's discussion An unhappy client with no feedback
"This is a very hard job.  It hurts when you do your best, and the client is not happy with your work.  There have been days over the years that I left the spa depressed, doubting myself.   I can tell that you care about your work.…"
Saturday
S Brown replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion The over emphasis on fascia
"Fascia is inert and not that relevant when assessing for pain and tightness. After all, when is the last time a client asked for their fascia to be "loosened" or "stretched"?  There is far too much misinformation floating…"
Saturday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion The over emphasis on fascia
"I will check his videos out."
Aug 13
Kit Lofroos replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion The over emphasis on fascia
"Your initial statement was incomplete only because only in your follow-up did you mention any of your issues and ideas. Whatever you are doing is helping your patients/clients, which is good for them.There is no one way, to offer healing- except not…"
Aug 13
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion The over emphasis on fascia
"I have read Tom Meyers book, and watched another therapist do myofascial release on a client.  And I could have accomplished much more in a fraction of the time, just by eliminating trigger points.  And 90% of the patients I’m…"
Aug 13

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https://neuroversion.com/
In what year did you enter the profession?
1985

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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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