Gua Sha, pronounced “Gwa Sha”, is an ancient healing technique that we use in the clinic at Vineyard Complementary Medicine for a variety of ailments mostly neck pain and tightness but can be used to treat and muscle injury for pain or to improve mobility. Gua Sha has been used throughout Asia with amazing results…

Spinal Manipulation Can Alleviate Back Pain, Study Concludes April 11, 201712:52 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered One of the most common reasons people go to the doctor is lower back pain, and one of the most common reasons doctors prescribe powerful, addictive narcotics is lower back pain. READ FULL ARTICLE >

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…