This is a place you can drop in anytime to look at some of the things I’ve wanted to talk about. You can get an idea of what the Rossiter Philosophy is. See who I am or even ask a question or two that you’d like me to answer. I’ll be happy to give you my opinion! Whether you like it or not will be your choice.
How many mm is a bulging disc? This is one of my favorite questions. Every med school out there teaches something a bit different. Every doctor or master of his craft fixing bulged discs has an idea of what bulges. My personal favorite is “Is my Mercedes paid off?” Or, “I’d like a new boat this year.” Or My beautiful wife needs more diamonds!” These are the best.
The main goal of pain management is to keep you in the medical system of “management”. We used to get rid of it, but since the nineties, we now manage it. Then they gave you opioids. 130 billion pills in a ten year period, think they were interested in stopping pain, or hooking you?
Your entire connective tissue system is too tight and when you bend over, because of the high density of CT in that area, that’s where YOU feel it first. Not unusual.
Yes. Get rid of the pain by slowly massaging the area of the face in pain while moving your jaw will help immensely. Gotta move the jaw! If you can move your head and jaw at the same time, better.
A more complex way of looking at the whole body is this. Think in terms of a pure long rope of connective tissue interrupted by cells, the cells being anything, liver cells, muscle cells, lip cells, you name it. All keeping a bit of connective tissue (fascia) between every single cell. EVERY ONE of them. Which also means all cells are connected by that very connective tissue called tendons.
Yes and no, you can roll AND sprain your ankle all at once. Typically an ankle that has been rolled is sprained by definition. It all hurts. Walk on it normally, don’t limp. When you can no longer walk correctly, sit down. Listen to your body. Walk as if it’s normal though more slowly but, don’t overdo it. Your ankle will tell you when to sit down, listen. If you can’t stand on it, you won’t be able to walk. Either you or somebody sympathetic to your plight should rub the calf muscles, front and back.
It means your Vastis Lateralis is too tight. Take a rolling pin and while walking slowly, roll up and down on the muscle. Google the muscle so you know where to roll. Do the rolling mostly on the lower half of the muscle.
The one thing you will never find on a CT scan or ultrasound is something that’s wrong in the connective tissue system or fascia. You ’ve probably done something in the past that has scarred you. That pulling is the fascia. It’s too short along the lines that you are feeling the pull. I always tell people to get a bar of some kind to hang from. I use a door bar that you can get at any Walmart or Target store. Hang so that you can feel the pull in that very same area. You don't have to completely hang, only stretch. So that means with your other hand, dig into the painful area while you keep changing positions, all while hanging. It will hurt like hell but you’ll feel a difference right away.
Migraines are STRUCTURAL, not chemical. If a barn is falling down, you don’t paint it, to help it. You figure out where the structure is failing. People who get migraines, are holding their shoulders up, in some form or another. That means they THINK their shoulder belong somewhere they are not supposed to be. This means, simply that they have in their heads that shoulders belong somewhere else than where they were designed to be. So the first item we should address is, where are shoulders designed to be? They are designed to hang loosely on your rib cage. That means when you drop your arms, your shoulders rest easy on your rib cage.
First, let's be clear, I’ve never given birth. However, I’ve helped a lot of women who’ve had plenty of pain in their bodies from birth. One of the easiest ways to get rid of pain is self-administered. Grab a coke can, bottle, or whatever round-bottomed thing you have handy. Lay on your back on the floor or couch. Hold the bottle with both hands and put it on the area that hurts the most. Now twist the bottom of the bottle, while it’s on your skin either clockwise or counterclockwise. You should have the bottom pushed in on your skin so that it grabs your tissue and the tissue twists with the bottle. Now hold the twist in the bottle and hold that twist in the skin for a couple of minutes. If you do this right you’ll get rid of tons of pain. So wherever you put the bottom of the bottle, twist and hold, you’ll get rid of the pain in that area. You can also change the angle of the bottle, to change where you get rid of the pain.
THe biggest things people DON’T do is walk. This should be be a crisp walk. Like you’re going somewhere exciting! THAT is your most important core exercise. But to do this, you need the CORRECT environment. This simple means walk on grass. NOT a mall, not a sidewalk, no cement, no marble, no wood. If you use these surfaces, you’ll walk wrong. Walk on grass (and not a green) you’ll walk correctly, and never have back pain again! And just to make sure, relax your butt!
Belly Buttons are huge storage areas for connective tissue. IT’s designed to unwind as your belly grows to have a baby… OR in fat people’s cases to lengthen to help store fat. Anyway, this creates a pulling sensation that can be triggered from anywhere in the body. because connective tissue connects EVERYTHING. So, if you've had an accident that somehow connected the place of the accident somewhere on your body to the belly button, then every time you move that area, you’ll feel the pull in your belly button, or ie a pain. Then, whenever you stretch, you may feel that pull or pain in your belly button. And ABSOLUTELY, from pregnancy, you may feel a lasting pain from the pregnancy.
In order to understand the Rossiter Asthma Technique (RAT) you have to understand a few key components of the human structure that are easily understood but little known. Every part of our structure has a foundation in what’s called the Connective Tissue System. The CTS has two huge components that are critical to everything that will help you understand how and why what we do in Rossiter is so important. There are many types of cells involved but you don’t need to know each of these to understand how your body operates.
Though it evolved from my SI practice, the Rossiter System® is not Rolfing® SI. It is a method for targeted relief and prevention of structural pain -- i.e., pain created by overuse, injury, trauma, abuse, or stress -- in which practitioners coach clients to resolve their own pain by restoring normal joint range of motion in space. The techniques employ the client's weight-assisted active vectored stretching of painful tissue in the context of a pre-stressed whole-body fascial net. Structural pain, which usually resides in the connective tissue system, often alters that system to the point where simple massages, chiropractic adjustments, and analgesic medications no longer work. At that point, sufferers seek more drastic measures.
Each lung has a number of lobes. There are 3 in the right lung and 2 in the left lung. Within each side of the lungs there are also 8 or 9 of what are called “Bronchopulmonary Segments”. Each segment works independently of all the others. This is important to surgeons who may need to go in and remove a portion of a lung to save a person’s life. This is done for cancer, tumors or traumatic injuries. Why it’s important to those of us, is because each independent segment has it’s own blood supply, smooth muscles, capillaries, pleura, and that very elastic, connective tissue. Which also means you have to affect every corner, every inch, of the lungs and the pleura to be successful.
The Rossiter System® is a method for targeted relief and prevention of structural pain - i.e., pain created by overuse, injury, trauma, abuse, or stress - in which practitioners coach clients to resolve their own pain by restoring normal joint range of motion in space. The techniques employ the client's weight-assisted, active, vectored stretching of painful tissue, in the context of a pre-stressed whole-body fascial net. Structural pain, which usually resides in the connective-tissue system, often alters that system to the point where simple massages, chiropractic adjustments, and analgesic medications no longer work. At that point, sufferers seek more drastic measures.