Do you currently suffer from pain that prevents you from performing to the best of your ability either at work or when playing your sport of choice?
If the answer to this question is “yes”, then read on:
In today’s society many people accept a certain level of pain as par for the course and are happy to pop pills or pursue treatments that only serve to manage their pain.
However, being pain free is actually our default state, and so surely we should be seeking to eliminate pain completely and then employ strategies that prevent it from ever occurring again.
Your body is a complex system of many systems and when all of these systems are perfectly balanced, pain quite simply cannot exist. Being in pain is an indication of imbalance in one or more of these systems and so if we determine the root cause we can eliminate it completely.
For the purpose of this article we will focus on the system of muscles and bones known as the musculoskeletal system. When this system is perfectly balanced we exhibit good posture, which is the basis for free flowing and pain free movement.
Poor posture, on the other hand, is the result of misusing our bodies and creates a situation where certain muscles are too short and tight and others are too long and weak and this in turn results in faulty movement patterns.
Because the whole body is connected it is not enough to look only at the area where the pain exists as changes in length/tension relationships between muscles in one area of the body will affect all other areas because compensations are made to maintain the body’s centre of gravity.
As City Golf’s Pain Elimination and Performance Enhancement specialist I have built my reputation through my uniquely intuitive and holistic approach, which helps clients to quickly resolve both chronic and acute pain issues, often succeeding where other methods have failed and even where surgery has been recommended as the only remaining option.
I am not confined to any one particular discipline and therefore am able to draw on a wide range of therapeutic modalities to ensure that each client receives treatment that is tailored to their own individual requirements.
One of these modalities is Applied Kinesiology, which I employ both as a diagnostic tool and for treatment purposes and involves testing individual muscles for weakness to detect structural imbalances. These imbalances can usually be corrected immediately and retesting the previously weak muscles after treatment serves to reinforce the positive changes made, increasing the probability of the body being able to heal itself, should the same imbalances occur in the future.
Whilst Applied Kinesiology identifies and strengthens weak muscles, Neuromuscular Therapy techniques can be also used to locate and eliminate spasms and trigger points within the opposing tight muscles thereby restoring optimal alignment and function.
Alongside treatment, clients are empowered to make necessary changes in their own lives and a comprehensive functional assessment can be completed with a view to designing a bespoke Corrective Stretching and Strengthening Programme to help maintain and further progress the changes made through the treatment.
These programmes are designed to target weaknesses rather than strengths and a “less is more” approach can be adopted where the client leaves the gym feeling more balanced, connected and full of energy than when they arrived!