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Erik Dalton
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  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • United States

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Erik Dalton's Discussions

AMTA Convention...how'd it go for you?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hinkle Sep 28, 2009.

Does motor dominance create common compensatory patterns?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Erik Dalton Aug 29, 2009.

 

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Which modalities do you practice?
Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Medical Massage

Erik Dalton's Blog

Gym or no Gym for Low Back Pain?

While it could be assumed that people with back pain should not be exercising frequently, a new study by Robert Kell, professor of exercise physiology at the University of Alberta, found that working with weights four days a week provided a significant decrease in the amount of pain and improved quality of life. In the study, groups of 60 men and women with chronic low back pain exercised with weights in two, three or four-day weekly programs, or not at all. Their progress was measured over 16… Continue

Posted on October 27, 2009 at 7:51am — 9 Comments

Why do so many therapists avoid "belly work"?

I've found many workshop participants are uncomfortable performing hands-on abdominal work, i.e., pelvic and respiratory diaphragm releases and sometimes even superficial belly techniques. This seems particularly true when working with pregnant clients/patients. Do you feel belly-work is under-emphasized in bodywork trainings? Does the area hold too much emotion or possibly too intimate for some? I've written a short e-newsletter & posted a video showing some basic, but useful structural… Continue

Posted on October 27, 2009 at 7:45am — 24 Comments

What do we mean when we talk of facilitated and inhibited muscles?

Often in workshops and just yesterday on Facebook, I encounter therapists inquiring about the meaning of muscle facilitation and inhibition. Why is this central nervous system process so important to bodyworkers. I'd like to hear what your take is and how you use it in a therapeutic setting.

Posted on October 4, 2009 at 4:47pm — 38 Comments

Do you avoid basic 'belly-work'...even with pregnant clients?

I've found many workshop participants are uncomfortable performing hands-on abdominal work, i.e., pelvic and respiratory diaphragm releases and sometimes even superficial belly techniques. This seems particularly true when working with pregnant clients/patients.



Do you feel belly-work is under-emphasized in massage trainings? Does the area hold too much emotion or possibly too intimate for some? I've written a short e-newsletter & posted a video showing some basic useful… Continue

Posted on September 12, 2009 at 11:02am — 21 Comments

Does long distance running damage the knee's cartilage?

Interesting Runner's Knee study that one of my teachers sent me today...what's your experience with this condition?


http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/11/phys-ed-can-running-actually-help-your-knees/?em

Posted on August 17, 2009 at 12:49pm — 8 Comments

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At 1:50am on August 7, 2019, Margaret Miller said…

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At 10:46am on December 28, 2010, Ted Smith said…

Erik- I started working on a former client of yours from Oklahoma. Her name is Sherry Moss. She wanted me to wish all the best in the coming year and thanks for your help in the past.

Happy New Year- Ted Smith

At 5:39pm on October 23, 2009, Ross E. Pope, DO said…
Hi Erik,
I don't know about wisdom but I have treated my 10,000 patients just like you have. I am honored to be invited.
Ross
At 1:42pm on October 11, 2009, Bruce Baltz said…
This is where everyone is hiding. Nice you-all
At 6:46pm on August 18, 2009, James Waslaski said…
Erik
Your photo looks like a wild man. I am going to have to spike my hair when we get together in Dallas for dinner this week-end. Einstein has nothing on you buddy. Jim Waslaski
At 5:24am on August 12, 2009, Laura Allen said…
Erik,
I am going to start working on a 5 year old girl who has macrocephaly. Her mother tells me that you can't tell anything is wrong with her except that she has exceedingly poor muscle tone and as she described it, "very tight tendons." Have you ever worked on anyone with this and do you have any advice about what I can do to improve her circumstances?
At 6:33am on July 9, 2009, Cliff Korn said…
Hey Erik! The trip back from Bermuda was uneventful (as it should be) and all the bags made it back with us. It was only marred by an altercation with another car at the airport here in NH.

No FSMTA this year unfortunately. My next professional travel is the AMTA in Sept. Hope to see you there!
At 10:46pm on July 8, 2009, Geoffrey Bishop said…
So how's this thing work? I'll have to take a look around for a bit...Boise is going to be great! Small # bit I am stoked to teach some of the lower body stuff! Be talking to ya, give me a call tomorrow afternoon if ya like.
At 3:55pm on July 8, 2009, Geoffrey Bishop said…
Hi Erik! Fancy meeting you here! :)
 
 
 

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