Kinesiology

Our Kinesiology Program is designed for 2 types of people;

  1. People who are still in pain despite trying multiple different types of treatment and are ready to feel better.
  2. People that have recently had an accident who want to recover as quickly as possible to reduce the chance of chronic pain setting in.

How Can we help, when other treatments haven’t?

We look at your body from a neurological perspective, where as other treatments look at your body purely from a biomechanical perspective.

Biomechanical issues are important for a number of reasons, but research clearly shows they are not the direct cause of pain.

According to modern of pain research, pain is created by the brain as a warning signal in response to perceived danger or threat, not biomechanical issues (like tight muscles, or degeneration).

This is why you get people in severe pain, but when they run X-ray's and MRI's they can't find a "cause".

It's also why people can have long standing pain after low velocity accidents, that don't respond to treatment.

When you go to see a manual therapist "of any type", they are looking for some kind of biomechanical or structural issue to find the cause of your pain.

Unfortunately, this misses out on a lot of the potential underlying causes of pain, which is why so many people either fail to respond to treatment, or get temporary relief and then the pain comes back.

The easiest example to use is massage therapy. If you have neck pain, a therapist would normally look for muscle tightness in the muscles around your neck.

By massaging the muscles, your neck often feels better. But then the next day or a few days later, your neck tightens up again and the pain comes back.

This is because your tight muscles aren’t the cause of your pain. They're also a warning signal created by your brain (just like pain).

Massage is treating the symptom (tight muscles) not the cause.

The real questions that needs to be asked is what is causing your muscles to be tight?

This is why you need to look at things from a neurological perspective. Because there are multiple different things that could cause your brain to want to protect you by creating tightness and pain.

Research shows that vestibular function, and specific visual skills like saccadic eye movements can be implicated in whiplash associated disorders. And there is a clear link between poor breathing mechanics / habits and pain.

Which is why we use a comprehensive biomechanical and neurological assessment including proprioception, vision, vestibular, breathing, fuel supply, peripheral and cranial nerve testing.

Based on the comprehensive assessment, we create a very targeted rehabilitation program for you to work on.

If you work at things we expect to see significant improvements quickly. So our aim is get you out of pain within the first few sessions.

In long standing chronic pain situations full resolution can take longer, but we’ll know very quickly if we can help. And if we can't help, we'll let you know, so you don’t end up wasting valuable time and money.

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