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Correcting Rotator Cuff Issues And Shoulder Pain Without Surgery

Rotator Cuff surgery is very common, unfortunately, and in many cases unnecessary. I have helped over 95% of clients who were suffering from trauma in this area, to avoid Rotator Cuff surgeries.

Please allow me to relate my own experience first.

Once, I was playing a doubleheader softball game and in the 2nd inning in the first game, with players on first and second base, a ball was hit towards me out in left field. I grabbed the ball and gunned it to home plate. Right away I felt the worst pain in my right shoulder, shooting down to my elbow. I continued to play despite the pain because I did not want to let my team mates down.

The next day I woke up in the worst pain and I could not move my arm. So I went to work hoping Dr. Haller may be able to relieve some of the pain. At the time I was training under Dr. Haller, which was a special blessing on this particular day. When I walked into the office, she immediately noticed me holding my arm up as if it was in a sling and in terrible pain. She asked me what I had done to my arm, and I explained to her what happened and she responded, “Oh I know what you did… come lay down on the table.” She worked around my shoulder for a few minutes and then firmly grasped my arm, moved it back and forth, and then rotated it above my head. With her left fingers on my shoulder, she rolled over my Bicep Tendon and then she firmly pulled on my arm as I let out a yell. At that point the thought going through my mind was, “What in the world is she thinking?”. Then she felt my shoulder and said, Move it now.” So I slowly started to move it and rotate it, and to my surprise the pain was competently gone. I could not believe it. In less than 5 minutes of therapy I had full range of motion and I was pain free. I said to her, “You must teach this to me.” “I will”, she replied.

I believe if I had not gone to Dr. Haller first, conventional doctors would most likely have recommended surgery.

There have been hundreds of people who have come to my office, explaining that their doctor wanted to perform rotator cuff surgery to correct their conditions. In just one therapy, some clients walked out of my office pain-free, as I did with Dr.Haller. Some returned for just one follow-up session, to make sure everything stayed in place, before going back to work. Two visits was sufficient to avoid rotator cuff surgery for some clients.

Most of the people who come in to see me hoping to avoid rotator cuff surgery need more than one or two sessions. Most of them are suffering from much more than just the Bicep Tendon problem, but I would still estimate that 98% of them come in with their Bicep Tendon requiring attention. I put it back into alignment and I work the surrounding muscles, such as the Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor and Major, Subscapularis, Deltoid, Bicep, Pectoralis and sometimes the neck muscles. All of these muscles need to be checked, and if you find they are tight, it is very important to work these muscles and bring them back to balance. It is necessary to pay attention to detail when working these muscles. I found that doing deep tissue work with circle friction, trigger point work, neuromuscular, myofascial release, and raking are the most effective methods.

Finally, always work within your client’s pain tolerance. I use a scale of 1-10, 1 being almost no pain, 10 the worst pain. Work between 5-8 in your client’s pain tolerance scale for the best results.

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Broken Bones

From the first year of being in practice I have been seeing people with broken bones. My first was a young lady, about 22 years of age, who was a manager of a restaurant and also waited tables at times. She had broken her middle toe due to falling off a curb. Because of the pain of the break of the bone and trauma of the tendon and muscles, she could not work.

She had asked me if I could help with this, and even though I had never worked on any broken bones previously, I felt that I could help her. So I started working the area surrounding the break and felt that I needed to work the tendon. After working the tendon, I continued to work all the way up to the knee and I found that it was tender. I used some special ointments and prayed for healing. To my surprise (and hers), the next day she felt so much better that she found herself at work that day. She was still experiencing some discomfort but she was able to cope and work an 8 hour day. She came back to see me after work that day and we worked on it 8 more times over a 20 day period. At that point she felt completely healed of the break.

My own story with a broken “pinkie” toe is a little different. I was sub-leasing a house for 3 months on Maui and the owner had stored a BB rifle, hanging in the closet. When I went to move the rifle, it fell out of the zip case and on top of my little toe.

I was scheduled to play in a softball game three days later and I really wanted to play in the game so I used MicroCurrent on the toe for 35-45 minutes, three times per day, for a total of 9 times and worked around the injured toe using massage. Keep in mind that I still worked at my profession for 6-8 hrs per day.

On the third night I was running full speed with very little to no pain. When I got home and checked my toe for any inflammation, I saw none.

I played in a basketball game two days after that. I felt some discomfort and saw some inflammation that night, so I applied MicroCurrent to my toe and the next morning the inflammation was greatly reduced. I applied MicroCurrent to the toe another 5 times (about 45 minutes each session) and I was able to play basketball 5 days later with no problems.

To summarize, in 15 treatments over 10 days I healed my broken toe with this protocol. I thought it was pretty amazing to get results so fast and still be very active on a broken toe.

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I worked on my first stroke victim in 1997.

Here is my story: I was working on one of my bi-weekly clients when he asked me if I thought I may be able to help his father who had a stroke two and a half years ago. He continued to explain that his father had tried physical therapy, doctors and chiropractors and had no success. I answered him yes, I can help him.

As my client left I realized I had said ‘yes’ I could help him, but I had never worked on a stroke victim before. I thought about it for a few seconds and realized I was praying for guidance at the time he asked me the question about his father. So I looked up and said you will have to guide me on this one.

The following week his father showed up with a brace on the right leg and his speach slurred as a result of his stroke. I checked the strength in his right hand with a hand-strengthening device and he was unable to squeeze it together even one time.

I got him on the table and started to ask for guidance and the next thing I knew I was doing bodywork I had never seen or done before. We did stretching and massage (circle friction) at the same time elongating and breaking up the frozen muscle much faster than out of the stretch. I worked the trigger points for loosening the muscle in long strokes in certain areas for better circulation. I worked on him for 2.5 hrs before I “was told” to stop. He got off the table and could not believe the difference.

I was guided after the second session to teach him stretches that he could do himself, including work on the jaw and in the mouth. I performed more circle friction on the jaw and on the right side of the tongue. After a couple of sessions of working the mouth, his speech started to improve.

He could walk without his leg brace after 3 sessions. The results were much quicker than either one of us thought they could be.

I ‘was told’ to see him three times a week so we did that for 4 weeks, and then he needed to cut back to twice a week for 4 weeks, and finally once a week for a few weeks. After 23 sessions he had recovered more that 90 percent, when he decided to stop. He said to me, “I feel great and feel I need no more therapy”.

The day of his last session, we tested his strength and he could push against me with his legs around three to four times harder than before therapy. His speech was normal and he could squeeze the hand-strengthening device 80 times. I gave him more homework so he could maintain or improve his quality of life. That day he walked out with no limp and no leg brace.

Thank you God.

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