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Sitting and Fascial Plasticity | Ep. 8

In this video, learn how you can remodel your thigh fascia and promote elasticity by changing your mechanics of sitting. This is my functional medicine approach to proper sitting. Watch the video or read the transcript below to learn more. Transcription: Hi, I’m Dr. Cathy Kim, Body Function Specialist and Functional Medicine doctor.  My goal …

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Could Vertigo Be A Myofascial Problem? (Part 2)

Primary Care in Fascia Series ~”Diarrhea/Nausea/Vomiting” was the Chief Complaint for 32 year-old CB, my first patient of the day in Urgent Care.  He was not dehydrated by his vital signs, and I expected to diagnose gastroenteritis, the “stomach flu,” as I entered the room — but the full story was that he had awoken …

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TMJ Pain & Plantar Fasciitis: How They May Share the Same Root Cause

Image Credit: Beth Scupham Fascia in Primary Care Series ~TS was a bright, unassuming patient in her mid-twenties who was unable to open her jaw after accidentally hitting her chin on a counter.  The trauma had been forceful enough to cause bruising around her temporomandibular joint (TMJ), located in front of the ear.  She had …

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Plantar Fasciitis: Your Heel Pain May Originate in your Thigh

Fascia in Primary Care Series ~Similar to many problems in Primary Care, Plantar Fasciitis is simple yet challenging — easy to identify, yet hard to cure.  It is another condition in the Idiopathic category: we do not understand what puts a person at risk for the condition.  About ten percent of runners will develop this …

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Could Vertigo be a Myofascial Problem?

Fascia in Primary Care Series ~Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV) or Vertigo, is both a simple and difficult medical condition. We are taught in medical school how to triage different types of Vertigo — the minority that merits serious evaluation, e.g., due to a stroke or brain tumor, and the “benign” kind, the most common …

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