Stew’s Blog

iSAW 03.04 It’s a Small World

Traveling the World Myopain Seminars recently sent me to Dubai (UAE) to teach my newly revised ‘Manual Trigger Point Therapy’ (MTT-1) course. (I think I’ve just about got the right balance with the new course.) Dubai is redefining big. It now has the busiest...

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i SAW 03.05 Good Planets are Hard to Find

Earth Day At 360 NMT we do our best to be kind to the planet. We recycle. Our drinking water is double filtered well-water from the town of Holliston, re-supplied in a reusable container. Our landlady installed energy efficient overhead lighting. As each desk lamp...

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iSAW 03.02 That Myth Really Hurts!

Rheumatology – A Critical Evaluation of the Trigger Point Phenomenon Back in 1994, the West Australian John Quintner et al, mounted a peremptory attack on trigger points. It went nowhere. Two decades later, Quintner, Bove and Cohen revived their trigger point stance...

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iSAW 03.01 Auto Versus Ped

Case turned down. Nearly three years ago a Workman’s Compensation insurer sent us a case for evaluation, and then puzzlingly denied our request for treatment. The patient, a doctor herself, decided that she would come anyway, pay out of pocket, and know that she would...

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iSAW 02.16 International Myopain Society

Chapter Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 2014 The International Myopain Society (IMS) was formed in 1999 with the mission “to bring together an international community of health care professionals, researchers, educators, and others to improve care...

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iSAW 02.15 Journeys

Bethesda I have just returned from teaching a sold-out (see photo) Manual Trigger Pint Therapy (MTT) class in Bethesda, Maryland. The venue was Jan Dommerholt’s new digs that include a teaching space for 24 people. My mentor Jan, is a DPT and author of the books...

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iSAW 02.14 Scared of Good Health

A Quora question posed the other day caught my eye; ‘Why do Americans seem to be so scared of a European/Canadian style of Healthcare system?‘I have reprinted Dan Munro’s excellent answer in its entirety. A false assumption (with big political support) that a system...

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iSAW 02.13 Pole Dancing on the ITB

Dem Bones The knee separates and connects the two longest bones in the body. Because most of the body’s weight bears down on these bones, it is vital to keep the knee happy. I often tell clients that the knee doesn’t have a brain; it is told where to be and what to do...

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