Why Do We Have Pain?
We get asked this question a lot and over the years we have changed our opinion many times as this age old question is studied in the Scientific community.
- Pain is the body’s way of telling us something is wrong.
- It’s a protective mechanism to prevent injury or further injury to the body.
- However, just because you have pain does NOT necessarily mean a structure has been damaged. It just means your body is in protective mode.
We believe there are two types of injuries,
- traumatic injuries; a specific point where your body has experienced trauma like twisting your ankle and there is damage to ligaments, tendons, bone or muscle.
- The other is non-traumatic injury whereby the injury and pain and been building up over time. This type of injury means that one part of your body has been overcompensating, i.e., working too hard for another structure that has been under working.
We provide long term solutions to pain and dysfunction by assessing you body as one entire system. Once you have pain you tend to move differently (limp or hold your breath) to avoid the pain. The way in which you move is determined by a part of your brain called the Cerebellum.
The cerebellum controls how you move your body in order to complete a task. In normal pain free people this is not an issue but for some people that are in pain normal movement is painful so you develop a compensation pattern. The latest evidence has shown that chronic pain and dysfunction is not caused by damaged tissue but by the way we move or compensate to avoid pain.
Our goal is to alleviate your pain by normalising the movement dysfunction you have acquired due to your injury. Our assessment and treatment techniques are non invasive and aim to restore your body to its natural function through muscle testing, to identify the issue and then integrated manual therapy and corrective exercises to provided long lasting results.
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