Injury Profile: Strain (Pulled Muscle)

Muscle Pull

What is it? As the name implies this injury occurs when the muscle is pulled or stretched beyond its capacity cause the fibers or tendons to tear. Strains can be rated mild, moderate or severe depending on how many muscle fibers are torn. Mild: few muscle fibers torn, accompanied by mild bruising and pain. Moderate: […]

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What is the 10-Series?


  Rolfing is initially done within 10 consecutive sessions spaced one to two weeks apart. This has been nicknamed the “10 series”. The   results of Rolfing are progressive and cumulative and each session builds on the results from the   previous one. Committing to the 10 series offers the best results but a shorter 3-session trial period […]

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Weekend TBB Training


  One sunny, Saturday morning in January the therapy staff from Synergy Healthcare met at Shauna Burchett’s home to learn and review their skills in Total Body Balancing. TBB was developed by  John Wernham D.O. as a way to scan the total body during one treatment and reveal areas of restriction and dysfunction. The technique utilizes […]

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Move From Muscle Pain to Flexibility with ATM lessons

Feldenkrais ATM Seat Group Windmill

  What can you expect if you come to an Awareness Through Movement® Class? ATM ® is a  group lesson in a casual, relaxed setting. They can be done lying or sitting on the floor, sitting on a chair or in standing. The overall goal is to make sure the student is as comfortable and relaxed as possible. […]

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Synergy Healthcare in Spokane,WA: Physical Therapy Perspective on Scar Tissue

The formation of scar tissue following surgery

The body is a closed system, safely sealed from the outside world.  The openings of the body are highly protected areas that have many failsafe features to keep what comes in and out of the body well regulated.  This ensures that the systems inside our body can function effectively without any major insults. If the body is forced […]

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What are the causes of low back pain?

lower back pain

You know what? Lower back pain is like the annoying IRS. It will get you no matter who you are; man, woman, American, Canadian, athlete, couch potato, actor, banker, I could go on.  Just like people pay money to get the most out of their tax return, why not learn more about lower back pain […]

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