Kathleen Porter

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  • Portland, OR

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  • Kathleen Porter - Portland, OR - Alternative & Complementary Medicine
    Kathleen Porter answered:

    How has scoliosis treatment changed over the past 20 years?

    With the widespread acceptance of such practices as yoga in recent years, some people are finding relief through self-directed approaches, showing that less severe cases of scoliosis can often be managed without surgery. While the question is whether the scoliosis is structural or functional, these

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  • Kathleen Porter - Portland, OR - Alternative & Complementary Medicine
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    What could cause joint pain and swelling?

    With the exception of traumatic injury to a joint, much joint pain and swelling is caused by basic misalignment of the skeleton. This can show up as osteoarthritis (a common condition that contributes to joint pain and swelling), loss of synovial fluid and deterioration of cartilage in the joint

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  • Kathleen Porter - Portland, OR - Alternative & Complementary Medicine
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    What is the holistic health approach to reduce stress, aches and pains?

    While there are many causes for aches and pains, one of the most common causes, which is frequently overlooked, is the natural alignment of the skeleton. Just as the studs and posts behind the walls of a building are the framework of support for that building, the bones of our bodies function as

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  • Kathleen Porter - Portland, OR - Alternative & Complementary Medicine
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    Will my hip popping affect my joint and muscles when I'm older?

    Chronic popping in the hip joint is often an indication of misalignment of the hip socket. Babies and toddlers are the role models for how to stand and bend, and those people in the world who never lose what we all learn when figuring out how to become upright, are the ones who age with easy flex...Read More
  • Kathleen Porter - Portland, OR - Alternative & Complementary Medicine
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    What are the causes of degenerative disc disease?

    It can be helpful to remember that in many places in the world, some small women are able to carry enormously heavy loads on their heads without developing pain problems or degenerative disc disease. These women are the same species as all the rest of us, yet they often perform such tasks with ease....Read More
  • Kathleen Porter - Portland, OR - Alternative & Complementary Medicine
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    What causes joint pain?

    Joint pain can be caused by injuries and trauma, although the most common cause of joint pain appears to come from skeletal misalignment. Misalignment away from the skeleton's natural design causes chronic stress to the ligaments and tendons that attach muscles to the bones. If such misalignment...Read More
  • Kathleen Porter - Portland, OR - Alternative & Complementary Medicine
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    Why is resistance training good for your joints?

    While resistance training can promote protection and stability in the joints, in some cases it can actually create or exacerbate problems in the joints. This is because, if the joints are not aligned according to the body's natural mechanical design, stress can be put on joints during exercise and

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  • Kathleen Porter - Portland, OR - Alternative & Complementary Medicine
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    How do I manage my muscle health on a daily basis?

    One important aspect of muscle "care" that is frequently overlooked is simply knowing how to inhabit the body according to its' natural design, whether sitting, standing, bending or walking. In fact, engaging in exercise programs such as stretching or strength training can even cause problems if

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  • Kathleen Porter - Portland, OR - Alternative & Complementary Medicine
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    What is joint space narrowing?

    The video above, posted by Dr. Oz, is an excellent depiction of how cartilage is worn away by degenerative or osteo-arthritis. While one cannot avoid certain traumas and the effects of rheumatoid and other system types of arthritis, there are things we can do to help prevent the development of os

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  • Kathleen Porter - Portland, OR - Alternative & Complementary Medicine
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    What can cause joint pain, headaches and neurological issues?

    Joint pain, headaches, and even neurological issues can sometimes be caused by a misaligned skeleton. This is because the skeleton is the underlying framework of support for all the body's systems, and when the bones are not aligned as intended by the natural human design, a host of problems can

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