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THE POWER OF EFFLEURAGE

By Dr. Ross Turchaninov, Phoenix, AZ   Effleurage is a very basic technique therapists use daily. However, even this basic massage technique delivers a profound impact on the body of the client/patient. At
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A COMPLICATED CASE OF UPPER EXTREMITY NEURALGIA

By Dr. Jeff Cullers, DC, CMMP, LMT   Recently a 35 year-old male presented to our clinic with symptoms of bilateral neck, right sided mid back pain. His entire hand was numb and tingling. He said that this
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MEDICAL MASSAGE VS POSTSURGICAL COMPLICATIONS

By Ani Papazyan, CMMP, LMT This is a case that you don’t see every day but it was fun working on this patient and she is extremely happy with the results. The patient is female, 48, very athletic and work
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QUADRATUS LUMBORUM PUZZLE

By Dr. Ross Turchaninov, Phoenix AZ Two months ago we had an unusual patient in our Phoenix clinic – a male 45 years old who works two jobs as an air conditioner technician presented with moderate intensity l
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ACUTE MIGRAINE – MEDICAL MASSAGE VS TRADITIONAL MEDICAL MODEL

NEWS FROM THE CLINIC We have concluded posting our five-part article about Medical Massage therapy for headaches. Here is a case from the clinic in Daytona Beach, Florida associated with SOMI. Dr. Jeff Cullers,
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HOW TO DEAL WITH 12 YEAR-OLD CUTANEOUS REFLEX ZONES

One of the main professional tasks for a Medical Massage therapist is to detect the presence of reflex zones in skin (cutaneous reflex zones), fascia (connective tissue zones), skeletal muscle (hypertonus, TP,
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A Tale of Two Patients

Ross Turchaninov, MD In one day we had two patients with absolutely similar clinical symptoms. Those symptoms were numbness and burning pain in the left palm. The Sensory Test confirmed a significant decrease o
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SCIATIC PAIN OR VIRAL ATTACK?

Recently we had a 65 year-old female patient who was suffering from burning pain on the lateral aspect of the left foot for almost two weeks. She went to a podiatrist who diagnosed her with Morton’s Neuroma b
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Incorrectly Treated Frozen Shoulder

Last week we had a patient with left shoulder pain and ROM restriction. Two months ago the patient started to feel pain in the shoulder, which eventually caused severe restriction of motion. He wasn’t abl
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PARS DEFECT 

69 year old male Very active.  Likes to hike, bicycle, work out, play golf, etc. His symptoms were pain and irritation from the low back to the feet with the feet being the most problematic area.  The patient