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Keeping Balance After Chemotherapy

  BY JANE BIEHL, PH.D. The definition of balance, according to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is, “The body’s ability to remain stable while standing, sitting or moving about.” This sounds simple enough – right? Unless you are on chemo. CTCA outlines several balance problems with cancer survivors, including altered or irregular step, unusual clumsiness, a chronic fatigue that prevents the patient’s ability to even perform daily tasks, dizziness, lightheadedness or vertigo, which feels like the room is spinning. Poor balance can also result from a reduction or changeRead More


Lisburn girl Mia Brown’s bid for surgery on 39 degree curve on spine

The mum of a Lisburn teenager with a 39 degree curve in her spine is bidding to change her daughter’s life through a special surgery. 14-year-old Mia Brown was diagnosed with Scoliosis two years ago. Mum Joanne says that surgery in Turkey could change her daughter’s life – and prevent irreversible damage to her internal organs. She currently has a back brace which she wears almost 24 hours a day, but the curve continues to get worse. Joanne told Belfast Live: “At the moment she has quite a lot of pain, dueRead More


Love Bombing: An Early Warning Sign That You’re Dating A Narcissist

In the early throes of dating, and during those initial weeks of a relationship, there are certain signs to be aware of that might indicate the other person is a narcissist. The broad term used to describe a variety of behaviors is ‘love bombing’ and by understanding what it is, you will be better equipped to spot a narcissistic predator before they can truly lure you into their trap. Love bombing is an attempt to accelerate the birth and growth of feelings within the victim by creating an intense atmosphereRead More


Love Bombing: An Early Warning Sign That You’re Dating A Narcissist

  Dependency is something that the narcissist will often attempt to introduce just a few weeks into the process of dating. Despite being in this embryonic stage, they will begin to proclaim how sure they are of the relationship, how much they enjoy spending time with the victim, and even how they are falling in love with them. They push the victim on their own feelings in an attempt to have them reciprocate declarations of love and affection. They do this to further confuse the victim about how they truly feel. They startRead More


Why Narcissists Cheat And How They Get Away With It

Something Feels Off There is something icky and unsavoury when we are with narcissistic partners, sexually, that makes us feel uneasy. Many of them have come from histories of infidelity and may profess that this not how they operate today. Also, they may have bragged about how they have had many sexual partners throughout their life. Here are some things to definitely look out for: Lack of integrity in other areas of their life, where they say bare-faced lies to clients, family or friends to make excuses, get out ofRead More


Why Narcissists Cheat And How They Get Away With It

  The sordid and terrible truth is that most narcissists cheat. They simply don’t possess the moral code to care about and respect others … it is all firmly about them. And, they have the ability to barefaced lie, grandstand their version of their integrity and infidelity and gaslight you horrifically into believing you have serious paranoia issues, and it’s your own stuff ththeat is causing you to doubt them. Additionally, even if caught out, the narcissist can still play dirty tricks, like come up with new evidence to discreditRead More


The 4 types of people narcissists are attracted to, according to a psychotherapist

According to psychotherapist Karen Arluck, who was answering a post on Quora , generally speaking, most people with narcissistic personality disorder want to feel good about themselves, so they gravitate towards people who will make that happen. Either they will feel special through association, or they will feel powerful in taking down someone who appears mentally, physically, or emotionally strong. There are four types of people who narcissists tend to be attracted to, according to Arluck: People who are impressive in some way, either in their career, hobbies and talents, their friendshipRead More


How Can Tight Muscles of the Hip Joint Cause a Scoliosis?

The next logical question is what can drop/depress the pelvis in the frontal plane? One possibility is a dropped arch, which lowers the pelvis on that side. Another possibility is genu valgus, a postural distortion pattern at the knee joint in which the (lower) leg, i.e., the tibia, is abducted. Another possibility which is the focus of this article is an asymmetrical pull of musculature across the hip joint in the frontal plane. Did you know that Digital COMT (Digital Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy), Dr. Joe Muscolino’s video streaming subscription service for manual and movement therapists, hasRead More


The 4 types of people narcissists are attracted to, according to a psychotherapist

Narcissists are attracted to certain types of people. Rather than weak, vulnerable people, they tend to go for the strong-willed and talented. This is because they see it as a challenge, and they will find more entertainment in taking down someone impressive. They are also attracted to people who reflect well on themselves — they like to show off their partner in public, but abuse them behind the scenes. Ultimately, it’s all about control. Being in a relationship with a narcissist is hard work. Even if things appear to beRead More


How Can Tight Muscles of the Hip Joint Cause a Scoliosis?

Effective clinical orthopedic manual therapy must address the cause of the client’s condition. This means that we need to understand the mechanism that creates the problem. When a client presents with a scoliosis, we certainly should work in the region of the scoliosis because the scoliosis itself is a postural distortion pattern that creates bony and soft tissue stress factors. The musculature in the concavity of the scoliotic curve is locked short and the musculature on the convex side is locked long. Further, the concave side to which the spineRead More