Tag Archives: manual therapy

Learning to be Healthy is Like Learning to Ride a Bike

When you learn to ride a bike, it’s impor­tant to know the rules of the road. In my case it was my dad who taught me: ride on the right, wear a hel­met, use hand sig­nals, and so forth.

It’s all good advice.

But even when you know these rules, you still don’t know how to ride. Your brain, mus­cles, and bal­ance sys­tem still can’t coor­di­nate their actions to cre­ate a pos­i­tive result.

In the world of pre­ven­tive health­care, it’s like being told to eat nine serv­ings of veg­eta­bles, exer­cise every day, get ade­quate sleep, and the like.

It’s all good advice. Fol­low it.

But none of it trains your brain, diges­tive tract, kid­neys, liv­er, and endocrine glands to coor­di­nate their actions to cre­ate a pos­i­tive health result. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in Body Awareness, Posture, Alignment, Brain Health | Tagged , | Comments Off on Learning to be Healthy is Like Learning to Ride a Bike

Manual Therapy and Asthma

It’s not a cure for asth­ma. But many prac­ti­tion­ers of man­u­al ther­a­py believe that there are ways to improve lung func­tion and help lessen the impact of the dis­ease. Dis­cov­er why. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in Health Conditions | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

When Relaxation Isn’t Enough

What are trig­ger points? Everybody’s got them, and they can cause pain and oth­er hav­oc. Dis­cov­er why sim­ply relax­ing can’t get to the core of your prob­lem, and the sim­ple ther­a­peu­tic approach that can. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in Muscle Health | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on When Relaxation Isn’t Enough

Treatment for Whiplash

Dis­cov­er the lat­est sci­en­tif­ic infor­ma­tion about whiplash injuries and effec­tive treat­ment for symp­toms of whiplash. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in Neck Pain, Headache and Pinched Nerves | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Understanding CranioSacral Therapy Part 1

Dis­cov­er the secrets of Cran­iosacral Ther­a­py — one of the gen­tlest forms of hand-on treat­ment used by chi­ro­prac­tors and oth­er body work experts. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in Brain Health | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Low Back Pain, Section 1

Here’s what I wish each of my patients — and all low back pain patients every­where — under­stood about low back pain. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in Low Back Health | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Low Back Pain, Section 1

The New Science of Whiplash

Whiplash is for real. Sci­ence proves that peo­ple expe­ri­ence back pain, neck pain and headache months and years after an acci­dent. What’s the best treat­ment approach? Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in Neck Pain, Headache and Pinched Nerves | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on The New Science of Whiplash

Your Host: Ronald Lavine, D.C.

Back in high school I was a math whiz. I was excelling in advanced math class­es at Prince­ton Uni­ver­si­ty at the ripe age of 14. If I had stayed with the plan, maybe by now I’d be head­ing a bil­lion … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in Personal Stories | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Your Host: Ronald Lavine, D.C.