How to encourage your clients to comply with Home Programs

Challenge: The client with the frozen shoulder presents with the same stiffness as the last two visits. You ask her about her home program. She does not even remember what exercises you taught her. Apparently, she is not complying with the home program. What do you say or do to encourage compliance? This is one …

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Dealing with clients with muscle pain and very tender trigger points

You are working on a client with muscle pain and very tender trigger points (TPs). As you dig into the muscle with manual therapy or massage, the client is jumping and complaining about the pain. What do you do? Choices: 1. Keep digging, you think, no pain, no gain. 2. Stop digging and work on …

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