A Weak Link in the Chain Can Cause Headache Havoc

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | December 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Chronically Tight Neck Muscles Trigger Your Headaches! Your persistent tight neck muscles have triggered your headaches for years. You massaged them, heated them, stretched them, and twisted your neck in every way imaginable to get them to let go. Yet everything you have done is a temporary fix. Your neck muscles rebound, re-tighten and are …

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Be A Better Belly Breather!

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | November 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Stress is a Major Cause of Many Headaches Overcome the stress that triggers so many of your headaches! The mental strain of your daily activities overflows into the muscle tension of your headache. You need to short-circuit the stress trigger before your headache takes hold. How Can Mental Stress Produce Physical Triggers? People under stress …

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Improve Your Poor Posture with Theraband

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | November 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Posture Problem  You look older and less fit when you have poor posture. Poor posture also can produce physical problems. You lose vertical height and appear shorter than you were made to be. Headaches can result. You lose proper jaw alignment, and as a result you develop an annoying “click” in your temporomandibular joint. …

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Headache Help in a Hurry With Acupressure

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | November 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Acupressure Treatment Philosophy  Use acupressure to see immediate results with your clients. I like self-help treatment techniques that people can learn to treat their own ailments. Acupressure techniques impress clients with their effectiveness and simplicity of use. Plus, do not underestimate the “cool factor” of pressing a point on the arm or leg and watching …

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Triple Heater for your Neck – Acupressure Points TH 4, 5 and 9

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | November 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

What Does Triple Heater Mean? The Triple Heater is one of the twelve classic meridians that traverse through the body. The Triple Heater Meridian starts in the back of the hand and progresses up to the side of the head. The comprehensive diagram depicts three of the main Triple Heater points for neck and shoulder …

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The Longus Colli and Longus Capitis Muscles – Work the Front of the Neck to Help the Back of your Head

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Longus Colli and Capitis Muscles Can Help Your Headaches If you suffer from headaches, the names of these muscles should be part of your vocabulary. Decrease your headaches by activating these muscles. These muscles are masterfully displayed in the illustration by artist Patrick McRae.      What Happens if the Longus Capitis and Longus Colli Muscles …

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Miserable Muscle Number 4 – The Suboccipitals. The Head Holder Muscles.

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | October 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Miserable Muscles Number 4 – The Suboccipitals. The Head Holder Muscles.   What Are the Suboccipital Muscles? The subocciptal muscles are the four muscles in the upper neck, and two of them are connected to your neck and your skull.  The suboccipital muscles are small but they have a big effect on your headache. They can project …

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Strain-Counterstrain Takes Away Head and Neck Pain

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | October 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

 Strain-Counterstrain Takes Away Head and Neck Pain           Quick Pain Relief Do you have a tender point in your neck muscle that you just cannot seem to get rid of?  The point aggravates your headache but you cannot make it go away. Try the treatment of Strain-Counterstrain and you may see …

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Autumn Leaves and Allergies – Use Acupressure to Relieve Sinus Pressure

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | September 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Use Acupressure to Relieve Sinus Pressure      Autumn Leaves and Allergies Fall may be your favorite season of the year. You may enjoy the fantastic foliage, football, the World Series, apple cider, hunting, hot cocoa on a crisp night…and allergies! If you suffer from migraines, fall may be your worst time of year. Many …

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Sweet Dream Your Headache Away

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | September 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

A RESTFUL SLEEP – SWEET DREAM YOUR HEADACHE AWAY Do you wake up in the morning with a headache? Is a bad night’s sleep one of your migraine triggers? Poor quality sleep may not only affect your migraine and tension headache, it can also increase your risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stomach ulcers …

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