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Dr. Ross Turchaninov

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  1. Our Congratulations Teresa! You are exceptional therapist and you can help a lot of patients Dr. Ross Turchaninov
  2. Good luck! You found great sources which are going to provide you with professional growth! Don't miss Oleg's and Boris's articles in JMS. They sheared with therapists simply remarkable information. Dr. Ross Turchaninov
  3. Dear Teresa Sorry for delay, but somehow I missed your message. FND is a very difficult to deal with. Since it is functional brain abnormality its somatic symptoms are consequence rather than actual cause. Thus we can only talk about patching intensity of somatic abnormalities since real problem in the brain function itself. What you may try is very intense, quick but gentle massage strokes targeting large body areas. It is physically very challenging for you but the techniques, their speed and nature must be constantly changed to use activation of different receptors in the soft tissues as a tool trying to alter brain function especially its sensory cortex. It has to be done without any activation of pain analyzing system. If that fails temporary patching more likely is only solution Dr. Ross Turchaninov
  4. Dear Samsudeen I think you should wait since some children indeed exhibit delay in maturation of eye, visual pathways or visual cortex. Fact that he was able to fix eye side on the light source and follow it is very encouraging. In regard to MT. There is no special MM technique or modality which may assist in this case. However if indeed the delay in maturation is to blame you may speed it up with regular intense full body massage. In such case you stimulate sensory receptors in baby's soft tissues, form powerful sensory input to the cortex and it helps the brain maturation greatly. Since you talked with the Oleg who is author of JMS's articles on Pediatric Massage you saw video of massage application. You have to start slowly with warmed oil and do it daily while gradually increase speed of the strokes while decrease amount of oil used. Be sure to not to use vertical pressure in the soft tissues. the intensity comes from the speed rather than pressure. This is only MT application in your son's case. Other scenarios must be examined pediatricians and neurologists later in his life. Good luck! I hope everything will be fine Dr. Ross Turchaninov
  5. In September we will train entire PT department of Barrow Neurological Institute which is world leading scientific and treatment facility. They consider to open MT depratement under control of PTs. I will let you know. if that happened it will make lives of other therapists easier Dr. Ross Turchaninov
  6. Sorry for the delay. Cramps can be linked to hip dysplasia only by the fact that biomechanics of walking changed by hip joint pathology. No MM can't make any improvements in cases of hip dysplasia Dr. Ross Turchanoinov
  7. Hi Sorry for the delay. Your patient has Dupuytren's Contracture. The protocol is in Medical Massage Volume I. Considering intensity more likely you won't be able to completely eliminate it but you should decrease the intensity and prevent him from getting surgery. However he has to do daily maintenance: evening hand bath in hot water with a lot of Epson or table salt and stretch under the water, passive stretching of 3-5 fingers (5 repetitions) in the hyper extension separately and together during the long exhalation (it must be done every two hours while you are working on his hand and 3-4 times per day after that), wear gloves when do any manual labor or playing golf Dr. Ross Turchaninov
  8. This itch is not a normal reaction but sign that cutaneous branches already compromised. The solution to the itch is restoring normal tension in the fascia Dr. Ross
  9. Thank you Carole for doing such wonderful job and helping others!
  10. Hi Sarah 1. Any itching sensation which appear while you are working on the patient has ONLY one explanation: mild irritation of the nerve which supply skin in the area patient feels the itch. As you remember from the lecture part of seminar the cutaneous branches of the nerves which supply the dermatomes on the back emerge under the skin along the paravertebral lines. While working on the spinous process of the vertebrae you target periosteum which covers it but also the superficial fascia which inserts there as well. If fascia carries even mild tension its additional stress (by your work, for example) will mildly irritate cutaneous branches of the spinal nerves triggering sensation of itch. 2. Metatarsal necrosis can be isolated phenomenon usually due to sustained pressure, trauma, improper shoes, foot deformation etc.It is more common in patients with osteoporosis. It has nothing to do with the lower back Dr. Ross Turchaninov
  11. Everything which helps others is welcomed. We are here to enrich each other. Dr. Ross Turchaninov
  12. Dear Christian, Thank you for kind words about our publication. I am glad that it widened your professional tool box. That was main intention behind this and other publications. I think that kneading technique and its great variations is also subject of great importance for MTs which is unfortunately under or even mispresented in schools. Dr. Ross Turchaninov
  13. Hi Allen This is very complex neurological abnormality with very unfortunate course and prognosis. MM is not decisive therapy in this case it it mostly maintains quality of the life. Try to use principles of therapy for Parkinson's Disease from Medical Massage Volume I since MSA and Parkinson share some common traits. Dr. Ross Turchaninov
  14. No. First of all you need to detect where it stuck. Ask to do repetitive movements slowly and palpate tendon. You will feel the click or with your pressure it stops to move. After that work on thenar muscles (use regular approach we discussed), address periosteum of 1st metacarpal bone and phalanx and concentrate on the area where tendon stuck under the pulley. Friction along the tendon+Cross fiber friction+stretch affected part along and after that in perpendicular direction to the tendon between your thumbs+ passive stretch of thumb along the axis and in extension during exhalations Dr. Ross Turchaninov
  15. Sorry for the delay but somehow your posts didn't register by Forum and appeared recently. I think that CRPS is nonsense. More likely she had local trauma i the tendon, capsule of the joint or ligament. I hope that at this point swelling subsided and you are able to better palpate and examined foot. You were correct to start with LDM. Dr. Ross Turchninov
  16. Use protocol which we discussed in Tucson plus red articles on headache in JMS and apply therapy to the best of your understanding. Go slowly but don't afraid to try Dr. Ross
  17. Hi You may help but with her knee you can't promise recovery since it looks like the deterioration went too far. If she doesn't want to to surgery you may only reduce intensity of pain and you should address it with upper lumbalgia, QL muscle protocols and later add protocol for knee osteoarthritis. If while doing that she isn't responding well it is tool late for MMT Dr. Ross
  18. Sorry but somehow I missed your post. First examine if reflex zones are present. If they do especially CTZs take them out. if they are absent try to use inhibitory regime in the dermatomes associated with bladder. it suppose to be initial part of the reflex therapy as well Dr. Ross Turchaninov
  19. Great! In regard to patient with scoliosis. They need to be on supportive therapy since there is no ultimate solution to the deformation
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