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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 »

Fascia & Posture

by Dr. Eric Winder (as published in the May 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings, Sarasota/Manatee/Charlotte edition) In previous articles, I have written about fascia as a sensory organ. Now we’ll take a look at how fascia makes posture possible. Without this sheet-like connective tissue that covers muscles, bones, organs and other tissues, standing upright and well-aligned… Read more »

Posture and Mood

Traditional wisdom says “keep your chin up” or “hold your head high” to improve confidence and mood. Recent research strengthens this advice, including a study in the March issue of Behavioral Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. Study author Elizabeth Broadbent found that depressed people changing to a more upright posture had “more energy, a less negative mood, and… Read more »

Sarasota Bob: 6 More Cooler Days

Sarasota, Florida – Reporting from his secret location somewhere on Siesta Key, the gopher tortoise known as “Sarasota Bob” regretfully told reporters that he saw his shadow today. Tradition says that Bob seeing his shadow on Gopher Tortoise Day (observed annually on February 2nd), means 6 more days of cooler weather. Bob apologized for seeing… Read more »

Back Pain? That’s Your Fascia Talking.

By Dr. Eric Winder (as published in the January 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings, Sarasota/Manatee/Charlotte edition) Sam has spinal stenosis. Karen was diagnosed with bulged discs. Martin’s orthopedist informed him that his back is “full of arthritis.” All these individuals had x-rays or MRIs showing these problems. If we took new images again today, their… Read more »