Casey's Blog

How to Reduce the Risk of Breast Implant Contractures with Manual Therapy Mar 12, 2021

During a breast enhancement, a silicone disc filled with saline (most often in Canada) gets inserted either in front of the muscle and behind the breast tissue (subglandular) or behind some or all of the pectoralis major muscle (submuscular). Submuscular enhancements are more common, as they give...

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Hiatal Hernias Mar 12, 2021

Each cavity in the body (pelvic, abdominal and thoracic) has either negative or positive pressure. These pressure systems work together to ensure proper working order and position of your organs. The negative pressure of the thoracic cavity is essential for breathing but also positioning of the...

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Diaphragms are the only skeletal muscle you need to live.... treat them well Mar 12, 2021

Every diaphragm on my table gets assess and worked on. They all get treated a little differently, but every diaphragm needs a little reorganization to prevent unnecessary tension on some very important structures:

  • the abdominal aorta - the artery the feeds EVERYTHING below your ribcage with...

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Stop saying iliopsoas Mar 12, 2021

There is iliacus and there is psoas. There is no iliopsoas. 

Let's talk about what they have in common to start with:

  • both attach to the lesser trochanter of the femur
  • they both flex and externally rotate the hip joint, anteriorly tilt the pelvis and help adduct an abducted hip

There's SO...

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De-clutter your mind by journaling Mar 12, 2021

Okay, okay, so you've heard this whole "you should journal" thing before, but I've got an awesome, convenient, secret place to do it and a couple of tips to help you start and succeed                               ...

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You need a cold shower everyday! Mar 12, 2021

My hot water tank blew a gas valve on Saturday night. Lucky for me, I've been having daily contrast (hot/cold) showers for the last few months, which means I could tolerate an icy cold Canadian November well water shower the last three days.

You'll shower in the cold when you have to (or maybe...

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How do you poo? Mar 12, 2021

Are you a "shit and get off the pot" kinda person or a "see you in half an hour" kind of person? Perhaps you're both depending on the day.  

I'm sorry to have to break the bad news to all the bathroom readers/thinkers/texters, but:

a) if it is ACTUALLY taking you over 10 minutes to drop a...

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Anatomese Mar 12, 2021

Anatomese: Why this univeral language is essential for yoga teachers, personal trainers and movement teachers

Greetings friends,

My social media is blessed with an abundance of different movement teachers and manual therapists, filling my news feed full of brilliant discussions...

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