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Archive for November, 2008

Cranial Osteopathy

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Cranial osteopathy is a specialist technique used to manipulate the bones of the skull with a touch so light that many people can barely feel it. Advocates claim it is based on sound anatomical and physiological knowledge combined with palpatory skills that are finely tuned and extremely sensitive qualities of touch.

It was developed in the 1930s by American osteopath William Garner Sutherland, a disciple of Andrew Still. His osteopathic training taught him that the bones of the skull, which are separate at birth, grow together into a fixed structure and are immovable, but he noticed that these bones retained some potential for movement even in adulthood. If they could move, they could also be susceptible to dysfunction. With experimentation on himself and others, he discovered that compressing his skull could have severe mental and physical effects. He discovered that the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and the spinal cord fluid had rhythms, which he called “the breath of life,” because the rhythms appeared to be influenced by the rate and depth of breathing. By gently wanipulating the skull he found he could alter the rhythm of this fluid flow.inflatable boxing ring

Home Medical Equipment and Supply

Friday, November 7th, 2008

The Medical Department and Discount Uniform Store has been serving SouthWest Florida for over 25 years. MDS is a full service Durable Medical Equipment (DME) / Home Medical Equipment (HME) provider of equipment and supplies for Sale, Rental or Repair. MDS carries over 10,000 items in stock, including inventory in every major healthcare category: Respiratory (Gas & Liquid Oxygen, Portables, Nebulizers, Pulse Oximetry, CPAP/BIPAP), Mobility (Manual & Electric Wheelchairs, Lift Chairs, Scooters, Vehicle Lifts & Carriers, Walkers and Ambulatory Aids), Equipment (Electric Hospital Beds, Leisure Beds, Over bed Tables, Hoyer Lifts, Suction Pumps, CPM Machines) Mastectomy, Urological Supplies, Incontinence, Ostomy, Wound Care, Orthopedic, (Soft Goods, Compression Stockings, Cervical Traction), and the largest selection of Discount Uniforms in SW Florida.

The staff is fully trained in the proper use of all medical supplies and equipment MDS sells or rents. The service team will take the time to explain, demonstrate and educate on the proper use of equipment.