Splinting is it really helpful?

It is Christmas once again and that means a trip to the japan store or American store for the 99 peso stuff that they are selling? Among the things being sold for 99 pesos each are those blue things that wrap around limbs such as wrist, fingers, knees, elbows and other body parts. They are…

STRESS does more than just wear you down

Stress probably the most dominant problem in the modern world and is also one of the least studied things due to the lack of information and capabilities to study it. As a matter of fact this was supposed to be my research topic before the criteria was changed to the research topic being an actual…

Seasonal pain

December is the time for a lot of things. It’s time for Christmas, parties, morning services, puto- bumbong, gifts and extra expenses. Aside for that for therapist especially for the freelance ones it means one thing. We have less clients specifically for the reason of needing extra cash for something more important. Anyway moving forward…

Rest and Ice might be slowing down healing

Have you ever encountered someone got injured what do I do? The usual answer to that is the R.I.C.E protocol. The rest, ice, compress and elevate protocol. Is this really improving the body’s ability to heal itself? This protocol or the “no brainer” response to injury has been questioned a lot throughout the past years…

Understanding PAIN

Have you ever heard of the phrase “men haven’t fully understood one another until they have seen  each  others fist”. This is practically how pain should be understood only those who have fully understood what that pain feels would be able to understand pain and what it is trying to tell you. This is one…

Feeling good does more than just help you psychologically

There is now another reason to celebrate events such as Christmas, and it is more than just for the gatherings. As we probably know feeling good does a word of good for the body. Primarily keeping the person sane and able to function in their day to day activities such as preparing meals and working….

Pain is not the real enemy

The world at the present seem to like picking fights with things that should not be fought. This is pretty much the same with the health care system. The health care system would only nowadays seem to target the loudest things but, not the cause of why that thing is making a noise. Also another…

The science behind Cranio-Sacral Therapy

Cranio-Sacral Therapy is one of the controversial therapy methods because of how it can be made to look like almost any kind of massage like therapy as the name implies and if one sees how it is done it might look like it is simple but that is kind of the thing. This type of…

Posture: the blamed un-guilty one

In the past few days I have happened to recall a memory about a show of a lawyer trying to defend a miss labeled culprit. In this case an innocent person labeled as a culprit of a crime. The show practically showed a lot of underhanded tactics not used in court such as having a…

Versatility of movement

Last week I was called in to pitch in and help in one of the make up’s for one of S.O.M.A.T.I.Cs mentoring session about the lower extremity which was about how to assess and treat the lower extremity. It was one of the most common things to be able to do for a manual therapy…

PNF ain’t just an acronym with three letters

What makes PNF, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, a PNF concept? If you have been a reader of the blog I have already stated that PNF that is usually taught in the Philippines ain’t PNF at all. So what makes PNF as a PNF concept that is more than just as set of movements? Just for those…

Seminar: working on rusty skills

I was doing some maintenance on some of my knives. The thing with doing maintenance on the iron clad items is that they get rusty quite frequently and if they are not constantly being maintained they eventually get too rusty and once the blades core gets rusted the blades just end up worthless and break…