i SAW 03.04 It’s a Small World

May 11, 2015uncategorizedDubai, Trigger PointStew Traveling the world Myopain Seminars recently sent me to Dubai (UAE) to teach my newly revised ‘Manual Trigger Point Therapy’ (MTT-1) course. (I think I’ve just about got the right balance with the new course.) Dubai is redefining big. It now has the busiest airport, biggest shopping mall and tallest building in Read More …

i SAW 03.05 Good Planets are Hard to Find

May 11, 2015iSAWStretch and Spray, Trigger PointStew Earth Day At 360 NMT we do our best to be kind to the planet. We recycle. Our drinking water is double filtered well-water from the town of Holliston, re-supplied in a reusable container. Our landlady installed energy efficient overhead lighting. As each desk lamp bulb dies we Read More …

iSAW 03.02 That Myth Really Hurts!

February 17, 2015iSAW, Stew Wild’s BlogStew Rheumatology – A Critical Evaluation of the Trigger Point PhenomenonBack in 1994, the West Australian John Quintner et al, mounted a peremptory attack on trigger points. It went nowhere. Two decades later, Quintner, Bove and Cohen revived their trigger point stance with a paper published in the journal Rheumatology (December 2014) Read More …

iSAW 03.01 Auto Versus Ped

January 26, 2015iSAW, Stew Wild’s BlogStew Case turned downNearly three years ago a Workman’s Compensation insurer sent us a case for evaluation, and then puzzlingly denied our request for treatment. The patient, a doctor herself, decided that she would come anyway, pay out of pocket, and know that she would be reimbursed eventually. We’ll call Read More …

iSAW 02.18 2014 Journeys and Encounters

December 26, 2014iSAW, Stew Wild’s BlogStew It started with an Aussie.David Butler, the author of the book “Explain Pain”, passed through Boston this past February. I learned as much about effective and entertaining teaching as I did about pain. His irreverent, comical delivery meant no drooping eyelids. On the very same weekend that Butler was Read More …

iSAW 02.17 Innovation, Integration, and Inclusiveness

November 25, 2014iSAW, Stew Wild’s BlogStew Apocryphal Quotations It’s often quoted that when Gandhi was asked what he thought of western civilization, his reply was that he thought it would be a good idea. My question to you is; what do you think of integrative medicine? Integrative medicine could be defined as a health system Read More …

iSAW 02.16 International Myopain Society

October 29, 2014iSAW, Stew Wild’s BlogStew Chapter Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 2014The International Myopain Society (IMS) was formed in 1999 with the mission “to bring together an international community of health care professionals, researchers, educators, and others to improve care and transform delivery of treatment to those suffering from soft tissue pain through the promotion Read More …

iSAW 02.15 Journeys

August 28, 2014iSAW, Stew Wild’s BlogStew Bethesda I have just returned from teaching a sold-out (see photo) Manual Trigger Pint Therapy (MTT) class in Bethesda, Maryland. The venue was Jan Dommerholt’s new digs that include a teaching space for 24 people. My mentor Jan, is a DPT and author of the books ‘Myofascial Trigger Points’ Read More …

iSAW 02.14 Scared of Good Health

August 14, 2014iSAWhealth, quora, universal health careStew A Quora question posed the other day caught my eye; ‘Why do Americans seem to be so scared of a European/Canadian style of Healthcare system?‘I have reprinted Dan Munro’s excellent answer in its entirety. A false assumption (with big political support) that a system based on universal coverage Read More …

iSAW 02.13 Pole Dancing on the ITB

July 30, 2014iSAWStew Dem BonesThe knee separates and connects the two longest bones in the body. Because most of the body’s weight bears down on these bones, it is vital to keep the knee happy. I often tell clients that the knee doesn’t have a brain; it is told where to be and what to Read More …