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Erica Gilliland Massage Therapist

Erica Gilliland Joins Massage Therapy Team

Cole Pain Therapy Group is pleased to welcome Erica Gilliland to our massage and manual therapy team. Erica has been working with us as a Chiropractic Therapy Assistant performing therapeutic modalities and patient care for the past two years.  People really appreciate her skill and professionalism. Additionally, she has been a massage therapist for over 13 years with an emphasis […]

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Occipital Headache During Exercise

During organized exercise or other physical exertion, some people will have a sudden, severe pain at the occipital area (headache at the top of the neck and base of the skull).  Some people refer to this occipital headache during exercise as exertion headache or weightlifting headache.  The pain may be isolated to the occipital area or may […]

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Self-Test for Posture Problems

The following tests will help you determine your posture status, highlighting potential posture problems: The Wall Test – Stand with the back of your head touching the wall and your heels six inches from the baseboard. With your buttocks touching the wall, check the distance with your hand between your lower back and the wall, […]

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5 Things You Should Know About Dry Needling

1. What is dry needling? Dry needling is a skillful therapy that uses a thin, filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying muscular trigger points or muscular and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement problems.  As dry needling has evolved, several various terms for the therapy have emerged.  The general term, “dry needling,” includes […]

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