Erik Dalton

Erik Dalton
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As Bodyworkers, it is our job to make sure that we are always at the pinnacle of sensitivity. This does not always mean that our touch is soft, or that our approach is gentle - but rather, our methodology is sensitive. Sometimes this is the most challenging part of the job of a bodywo...
Often seen as a structurally subtle body segment, the neck is burdened with the highly difficult task of supporting the human head. Because of the tension, trauma, and poor posture inherent in the workplace today, it is no surprise that head-on-neck and neck-on-thorax imbalances serve...
Erik Daltons famous Myoskeletal Workshops and best-selling home-study programs teach massage & bodyworkers practice-building strategies for complex back, neck, rotator cuff, hip, and leg pain conditions. Ideal for sports, orthopedic, functional movement & structural integration therap...
Tight muscles create asymmetry and weak muscles permit asymmetry in both the myofascial and skeletal systems.
In a highly functioning body, the neuro-myoskeletal system hangs in dynamic symmetry, with each part balancing the other. But when a woman wears high heels, a new dynamic equilibrium occurs. If one body part becomes fixed, the whole system must compensate with altered movement pattern...
Like many of our popular, but abnormal, athletic endeavors such as golf, tennis, bowling, etc., cyclists bring with them a complex biomechanical downside that is oftentimes hard to completely fix. The “arched back” model is usually the most problematic. In an effort to level the e...
Humans are designed to move in order to survive – locomotion must precede all other activities. The past few decades have witnessed the emergence of two diverse schools of thought, each with their own biomechanical explanations detailing the seemingly simple act of walking. In this ...
Piriformis syndrome should not be treated as an isolated situation, even if tests such as the Pace, Freiberg, and Beatty are positive. A stable pelvis, derived through proper upper and lower quadrant balance, is vital for long-term correction of sciatic nerve conditions. All ligaments...
ITB syndrome is typically referred to as an overuse injury. In this article, Dr. Dalton describes how his Myoskeletal Alignment home study techniques can provide solutions for this misdiagnosis, and offers a case study of just such an instance.
Many therapists don not realize the recquisite of achieving and maintaining a sense of balance. In this article, Dr. Dalton expounds on techniques to achieve the fundamentals.
Many therapists don not realize the recquisite of achieving and maintaining a sense of balance. In this article, Dr. Dalton explains techniques to achieve the fundamentals.
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a prevalent musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder for which the cause is still unknown. Constant investigations continue as medical and manual therapy offices are flooded with increasing numbers of reported fibromyalgia cases; but like the oft-quoted...
Massage home study courses are a simple and useful solution to sharpen your massage abilties and grow your masssage practice. Understand why you must explore massage home study courses for the good of your massage practice.
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