Light It Up Blue for Autism!

Today is the 6th annual World Autism Awareness Day! In order to commemorate Autism awareness, Autism Speaks created the “Light It Up Blue” campaign in 2010.  Last year more than 3,000 buildings and landmarks in over 50 countries on 6 continents turned...

Living with Pompe’s Disease

Originally posted by Barbara Garrett, PT, NCS, Amanda Rafel, OTR/L, and Jenette Centeno, RN, for Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners on December 4, 2012 Imagine being told that the increasing weakness in your legs and shortness of breath is the result of a...

The Role of Fascia in Fibromyalgia

Posted by Steve Middleton, MS, ATC, CSCS, CES, CKTP Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by widespread pain and tenderness. Due to this, it tends to be a symptomatic based diagnosis. The rationale is that increase in central sensitivity cre ates enhanced...

Understanding the Psoas

Posted by Steve Middleton, MS, ATC, CSCS, CES, CKTP According to body workers, the psoas is an integral muscle in low back pain and posture. However, its function tends to be misunderstood. Most clinicians want to stretch and lengthen the muscle yet, in most...

Assessing the SI Joints

Posted by Steve Middleton, MS, ATC, CSCS, CES, CKTP Chronic low back pain affects a large percentage of the population. Yet, it is difficult to diagnose due to the variety of pain producing components: the intervertebral discs, facet joints and sacroiliac joints. An...