We incorporate Chinese cupping into our daily practice with many of our clients. Based on the need for more research to support evidence based practice I designed a research study to help ensure the complementary treatments we perform in our clinic are supported by evidence. We worked in conjunction with Northeastern University to conduct a…

Shoveling Snow video Low Back Pain Prevention Sue’s helpful hints on how to shovel properly and prevent injury. 1. If you can get a younger family member or neighbor to do the job- do it! 2. Do 5 minutes of warm up exercises for your back, neck and wrists. 3. Plan on taking frequent breaks…

A ONE DAY SPECIAL OFFER FOR ALL PRESENT AND PAST CLIENTS OF Vineyard Complementary Medicine Dear Valued Client, This October marked National Physical Therapy Month. We want to do something special to celebrate! This is our BIG THANK YOU for allowing us to serve you. To thank you, our valued clients, we are having a…

July 2015 To My Loyal Clients, It is difficult to believe, but I have been practicing on Martha’s Vineyard for ten years now. The time has flown by. It has been an honor and a pleasure to care for so many patients, their families, and to serve in this incredible community. Therefore, it is with…

1. Do not travel. Stay off the roads for your safety and for the safety of our plow crews and emergency responders. Stay home until the roads and conditions are deemed safe by town officials. 2. Do not overdo it. If you shovel use caution especially if you have any medical condition that limits physical…

The Sacroiliac joints (SI Joints) are formed by the sacrum of the spine and the pelvis. These joints absorb shock transmitted through the legs and disperse forces from the upper body to the pelvis and legs. There is minimal mobility at the SI joints, due to them being statically stabilized by ligaments connecting bone to bone and are dynamically stabilized by surrounding muscles. Ligament stability can only be improved through surgical reinforcement; however SI joint stability can be improved by strengthening the muscles around it.

Click here to read how to strengthen the SI Joint at home:www.ehow.com/how_8650040_stabilize-si-joint.html

Stretching

The study of connective tissue is shedding light on pain and providing new explanations for alternative medicine.

It connects your thigh to your calf; your hand to your arm; your breastbone to your clavicle. As you move, it allows your muscles to glide past one another. It acts like a net suspending your organs and a high-tech adhesive holding your cells in place while relaying messages between them. Connective tissue is one of the most integral components of the human machine.

To read the rest of this article, click here: www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/35301/title/The-Science-of-Stretch