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Daniel Lopez, D.O. is a highly sought after osteopathic manipulative treatment specialist and teacher with patients from around the world serving the greater Denver area. Dr. Lopez specializes in helping people with many problems including migraine headaches, tension headaches, TMJ dysfunctions, traumatic brain injuries, and neck pain. He also teaches courses around the world. After practicing for 6 years in New York City, Dr. Lopez returned to his hometown and joined Osteopathic Integrative Medicine located in Lakewood, Colorado where he currently practices.

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April 11, 2021 in Osteopathy, Physical Health, Self-Help

Chronic Muscle Tightness: How To Loosen Tight Muscles In Your Legs

Chronic muscle tightness Do you struggle with stretching? Do you have chronic muscle tightness in your legs that will not loosen or become more flexible no matter how much you stretch? Do you find stretching abnormally painful and uncomfortable?  If you answered "yes" to any of the questions, then you may have a difficult to resolve form of chronic muscle tightness. Both from personal experience and as a hands-on osteopathic physician, I have observed that some muscles behave differently.  These muscles are stuck in a state of chronic muscle tightness and pain. They are reflexively unable to relax and behave…
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March 31, 2021 in Osteopathy, Physical Health, Tongue Ties

Forward Head Posture and Tongue Ties

Forward Head Posture: Trouble Under The Surface Forward head posture gets a lot of attention. Right now, cell phone use is being blamed as the primary culprit. Although cell phone posture is a problem, there is a much stronger reason for forward head posture lurking under the surface: tongue ties. In another article, I have demonstrated how resting tongue posture affects overall body posture in real-time.  Are Tongue Ties Common?  Tongue ties are far more common than most people, even doctors, realize. Many cling to an outdated statistic suggesting that tongue ties exist in about "4-10% of the population" as an…
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March 15, 2021 in Osteopathy, Physical Health, Tongue Ties

How Upper Lip Ties Prevent The Hard Palate From Lowering

When it comes to tethered oral tissues, the vast majority of the emphasis has been on tongue ties. The tongue plays a role in widening, lowering, and moving the palate forward with proper resting tongue posture. Apart from impacting how teeth can come in, the role that upper lip ties play during craniofacial development is less understood.  Lip ties are continuous with a more superficial layer of fascia than the tongue. Based on palpating a patient during an upper lip tie release, I suspect that the lip and tongue fascial layers connect at the palate. Furthermore, I believe upper lip…
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February 13, 2021 in Physical Health, Tongue Ties

The Tongue: A Venous Pump For The Face

Inherent Tongue Motion The tongue should act as a venous pump for the head and face. In a previous article, I described how the tongue functions as a piston during inhalation and exhalation. The purpose of that article was to describe how that motion helps to widen and provide proper growth of the palate. The caveat is that it only works with proper resting tongue posture on the palate. If the tongue cannot rest on the palate in cases of improper swallowing mechanics and/or tongue ties, then proper facial growth can be impeded. Download free tongue meditation here The same…
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