Entries by Jay

Low Back Pain

Low back pain (or lumbago) is a common musculoskeletal disorder affecting 80% of people at some point in their lives. It accounts for more sick leave and disability than any […]

Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common complaint. Most causes of neck pain aren’t serious. Neck muscles can be strained from poor posture – whether it’s leaning into your computer at work […]

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease can cause a painful lump below the kneecap in children experiencing growth spurts during puberty. Osgood-Schlatter disease occurs most often in children (9-15) who participate in sports that […]

Patellar Tendinitis

Patellar Tendinitis is an injury that affects the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone. The patellar tendon plays a pivotal role in the way you use your legs. […]

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, which […]

Rotator Cuff Strains

Your rotator cuff is made up of the muscles and tendons in your shoulder. These muscles and tendons connect your upper arm bone with your shoulder blade. They also help […]


Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve and its branches — from your back down your buttock and leg. The sciatic nerve is the […]

Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease or calcaneal apophysitis, is the most common cause of heel pain in the growing athlete and is due to overuse and repetitive micro trauma of growth plates of […]

Shin Splints

The term “shin splints” refers to pain along either the inside or outside of the shinbone (tibia)(classically inside). The pain is caused by an overload on the shinbone and the […]

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is one of several overuse injuries that can affect your elbow. As you might assume, playing tennis is one cause of tennis elbow — but many […]

Tension Headaches / Migraines

A tension headache or tension-type headache, as it’s medically known is the most common type of headache, and yet its causes aren’t well understood. A tension headache is generally a […]

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a group of disorders that occur when the blood vessels or nerves in the thoracic outlet — the space between your collarbone (clavicle) and your first […]

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint)

TMJ disorders cause tenderness and pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) — the joint on each side of your head in front of your ears, where your lower jawbone meets […]


Whiplash is a neck injury that can occur during rear-end automobile collisions, when your head suddenly moves backward and then forward — similar to the motion of someone cracking a […]

FDM Body Language

Interrater reliability in evaluating the body language based on the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) Stefan Anker – Masterthesis – Vienna School of Osteopathy, Danube University Krems – Centre for Traditional […]

FDM – Axillary HTP

Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) Treatment of an Axillary Herniated Triggerpoint Acquired Following Mammography in a Patient with Fibromyalgia: A Case Report Byron Perkins, DO, Medical Director, Cornerstone Clinic: Center for […]

FDM Frozen Shoulder Study

Efficacy of a manual treatment method according to the fascial distortion model in the management of contracted (“frozen”) shoulder Abstract BACKGROUND: Frozen shoulder is a common problem and difficult to […]

The Fascial Continuum Model

A New Philosophical and Practical Approach for Enhancement of Athletic Performance and Treatment of Musculo-skeletal Dysfunction and Pain From its inception, osteopathy has had an interest in the interwoven relationship […]

An Ideal Complement to TCM

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) in a combined approach After many years’ experience concerning the influence of acupuncture on disorders affecting myofascial chains – i.e. the tendinomuscular meridians as a […]

The Transition Zone

by Tyrel Hummel, DC – The American Chiropractor – January 2014 In the vastly competitive world of Sports Chiropractic we are continuously searching for an edge to get the patient-athlete […]

Body Work with Dr. Sepehr Zandi

Our very own Dr. Zandi was interviewed on a Boulder radio show – Over the Top Radio. Join RAO creator and long-time cyclist George Thomas as he talks to some […]