The Big Picture
The earth’s gravitational force is the primary physical force constantly acting upon us. The more our musculo-skeletal posture lines up with this force as we move about, the more efficiently our body runs. The more efficiently our body runs, the more energy we conserve, the less pain we experience, and the more we are able to move about with ease and comfort.
We all know there are various stresses in life. These can affect us on the physical, mental, and emotional levels (injury/trauma; fear/anxiety; repetitive negative thought patterns). These stresses can also cause ”primitive involuntary reflexes” that tighten our muscles, and often do not allow them to go back to a normal relaxed state of rest. This unconscious process causes imbalanced muscle tension and muscle weakness patterns to form. These abnormal patterns result in our bodies running less efficiently. If this process escalates far enough, it will result in nerve interference and consequent symptoms.
Together, we can identify your tension and weakness patterns and its resulting effect of improperly operating joints by looking at the following: your current posture against a gravity plumb line; the range of motion in the various joints; pertinent orthopedic and neurological tests; muscle strengths and weaknesses; and by palpating (touching) various muscles, bones, joints, and soft tissue.
Using specific forms of muscle release techniques along with chiropractic manipulation (Hands-on/Activator/SOT blocks and Kinesiology) when appropriate, I can help release these improper tension patterns and free up the improperly functioning joints. Most importantly, by spending a full 30 minutes upon each visit to address your concerns, I will teach you specific ways to strengthen your weak muscles and reprogram the nervous system to release your tense muscles.
With your body “in balance with gravity”, you will move more smoothly, fluidly, and effortlessly. With the resetting of your nervous system, you will have more energy to enjoy life as you easily access your body’s “innate healing intelligence”.
It is only when we are out of balance with our body’s natural alignment that the stresses of life may result in our experiencing symptoms. I can boost your body’s natural alignment, provide you with home self-care methods, assist you in raising awareness of your body, and teach you the best way to care for yourself in general.