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Heel Pain: ‘Tis the Season

by Dr. Eric Winder  (as published in the June 2019 issue of Natural Awakenings, Sarasota/Manatee edition) The weather has grown warmer, and people have ditched their winter shoe wardrobe for flip flops.  This probably means that I will be seeing an influx of patients with heel pain over the next several months.  The surge in… Read more »

Cervigogenic Headache: When Your Neck Makes Your Head Hurt

by Dr. Eric Winder  (as published in the January 2019 issue of Natural Awakenings, Sarasota/Manatee/Charlotte edition) The neurosurgeon Karl Lewit is well-known in my profession for saying, “He who treats the site of pain is lost.” He left surgical practice to study manual therapies, and he found that a person’s pain is often caused at… Read more »

Fascia and Pain Relief: Health Lecture

Dr. Eric Winder will present an evening program on Wednesday, October 24, where you can learn in-depth about fascia. Find out why it is vitally important, how fascia causes pain, and how to solve the problems created by this important connective tissue. The feedback we’ve had on past presentations is consistently that this information makes… Read more »

Why Posture Matters for Kids (and Adults)

by Dr. Eric Winder  (as published in the July 2018 digital issue of Natural Awakenings, Sarasota/Manatee/Charlotte edition) Adults instinctively notice poor posture in children which is why “sit up straight!” can be such a common phrase for kids to hear. Parents understand what scientists have more recently discovered—poor posture can affect mood, health and confidence…. Read more »

Relief for Chronic Concussion Symptoms

by Dr. Eric Winder  (as published in the May 2018 digital issue of Natural Awakenings, Sarasota/Manatee/Charlotte edition) Brain fog, dizziness, inability to concentrate, short-term memory loss, headaches, fatigue, irritability or shoulder tension—these are just some of the problems that can persist after a concussion, sometimes even for months or years after the injury. For many people, these symptoms… Read more »

Relieving Pelvic Pain

by Dr. Eric Winder  (as published in the March 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings, Sarasota/Manatee/Charlotte edition) Pelvic pain can result from either weak or tightened pelvic floor muscles—or from a combination of both problems. This is called pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD). Affecting both women and men, PFD causes a range of symptoms that include bladder irritation, frequent or painful urination, pain in the pelvis, hips or low back, constipation or… Read more »

Brief Introduction to RST – April 4, 6:30-8:30pm

Grow Your Practice with RST Thinking about learning Residual Strain Therapy (RST)?  This evening introduction to RST, presented by Dr. Eric Winder, is for any healthcare professional licensed to do manual therapy. The 2-hour program covers the underlying principles of the method, with demonstrations of assessment and treatment, as well as case example discussion. The… Read more »

Fascia and Coordination

by Dr. Eric Winder  (as published in the August 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings, Sarasota/Manatee/Charlotte edition) Coordination is one of the key lynch-pins to good health and quality of life, although we rarely give much thought to it. Even if you are not a ballerina or a star athlete, you are still highly coordinated. Just the acts of getting… Read more »

Scar Tissue and Referred Pain

by Dr. Eric Winder  (as published in the July 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings, Sarasota/Manatee/Charlotte edition) Scar tissue from surgeries and injuries can be a surprising source of pain. While some scars heal without issue, others develop restrictions that affect the connective tissue called fascia, resulting in pain nearby or referring pain to other parts of the body…. Read more »