Casey's Blog

Ligament of Treitz and Visceral Manipulation Mar 12, 2021

The ligament of Treitz is a suspensory structure from the right crus of the diaphragm and celiac artery, wraps around the esophagus and anchors onto the duodenojejunal junction. It contains contractile fibers, 30% are smooth muscle and 70% are skeletal. Many people ask me why they have tension in...

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Ceasarean births, scar tissue and mobilization Mar 12, 2021

28% of births in Canada is a belly or cesarean birth. It should be no higher than 15%, but that's a rant for another day.

The surgeon cuts:

  • horizontally through the skin and superficial fascia (what you think of as your belly fat, but it's so much more)

  • vertically through the linea alba (what...

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Endometriosis and Manual Therapy + A Note from a Knowledgeable Client Mar 12, 2021

Sarah is a health professional and has a profound thirst for knowledge, which translated into finding everything she could about endometriosis when she started experiencing symptoms.

“Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, only speaking from my own personal experiences.

endometriosis1.jpg As a womxn with...

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Visceral Restrictions Mar 12, 2021

Articular restrictions, ligament laxity and viscerospasms inhibit the organs ability to move and therefore functional optimally.

 

Articular restrictions occur when there is not enough slide and glide between the organs due to an adhesion or a fixation, that impairs the organ’s ability...

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Treatments and COVID-19 Protocol Mar 12, 2021

Greetings!

I hope this message finds you happy and healthy. After a few long months of isolation, I’m slowly starting my transition back to the clinic. Here is my schedule:

Lebreton Wellness

Tuesdays 12 - 3:00, starting June 9, 2020

Tuesday and Thursdays 12 - 3:00, starting July 7, 2020

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Organs and Energy Mar 12, 2021

For optimal health and wellness, the energies of the body should be in balance and our moods can be an excellent barometer for what's happening on the inside of our bodies.

Ideally, we want to balance the energies.

For instance, a balance liver/gallbladder can help encourage more patience in a...

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Lower Back Pain? Could be a Fixed Kidney Mar 12, 2021

An organ fixation occurs when the organ is unable to move when the body moves, which can result in pain, discomfort, limited joint range of motion, or a decrease in overall energy.

When the body moves, the organ, which should have a smooth glide, gets pulled with the musculoskeletal system...

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Sternocleidomastoid Mar 12, 2021

There are very few muscles I actually “treat” directly, but the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) is one of them.

The SCM has a direct relationship with some vital structures and impacts movement in a multitude of joints including the neck, shoulders and jaw. The SCM attaches to the manubrium...

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The Mesentery Mar 12, 2021

The mesentery is a two piece, fold of peritoneum that attaches onto the back on the belly, or the front of the back, depending on how syou look at it. The other attachment of this fascial sheet is to the entire length of the small intestine and is home to all of the arteries, veins, lymph vessels...

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Mesenteric Root, Parietal Peritoneum, Diastasis Recti and Umbilical Hernias Mar 12, 2021

Most of your guts are in a membranous sack and that sack anchors into the front of your back. Read that again. It anchors in diagonal lines that are approximately two to three inches above and below your belly button and go from the left ribs towards the right hip.

The membranous sack is double...

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The Importance of the Atlanto-occipital Joint Mar 12, 2021

The atlas is the very highest vertebrae (spine bone) and the occiput is the bottom back part of the skull that sits right on top of the atlas. Together they form the atlanto-occipital (AO) joint, where your head moves in relation to your neck.

Between sitting at computers, texting, driving and...

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Heartburn, Acid Reflux and Manual Therapy Mar 12, 2021

The cardiac sphincter is the (mostly) one-way valve between the esophagus (tube that goes from mouth to belly) and the stomach. It should let air up in the form of burps and vomit up when necessary, but all other times it should remain a one-way valve.

The stomach is a hostile environment filled...

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