Come out of habit patterns that contribute to pain with exercises that cause length, connection, and re-integration.
MedicinEvolution is now a sponsor of the Tri-Valley Triathlon club.
Here is an article I wrote for people who suffer for the nervous system disorder called Tremors.
I want to talk about compression injuries such as falls because they come up from time to time and even though they may be silent (i.e. no bones broken, no internal bleeding, perhaps there isn’t much pain at the beginning). Impact injuries, like an accident or a fall from a height, can wreck internal havoc. Knowing the causation is the first key. If your therapist hasn’t inquired about the causation of your problem let him/her know. In my experience impact injuries are different than most and need special treatment. Motor vehicle accidents can pose a situation where, no matter how much therapy or how many different types of therapy you pursue, the issues never really get resolved. Its not in treating the problem, but in understanding HOW to treat the problem. I treated a victim of a motorcycle accident years ago and got great results, thanks due to a teacher who gave an example of what was for me a simple but very realistic perspective of a fall victim she had treated. I followed suit with my client and I think it made all the difference. Together, my client and I, with imagination and recollection revisited the accident and put it onto paper. We drew out the scene using stick figures. He described flying through the air, the thoughts and feelings that were going through his mind, the light post that he crashed into, what the impact was like, the way his body impacted (what hit first, twists, contractions, etc.). For a Structural Integration practitioner the details here are important. Muscle hold memory, so revisiting the incident brings out clues with which help to unravel deep connective tissue holding patterns. Our sessions were powerful, they were deep, they were thorough, they touched on the various aspects of the moment, they dealt with the body’s twists and distortions, and followed lines of compression, adrenaline and emotion, flying through the air and landing on the ground. The scenario was the key, rewinding it and replaying it was the answer.
Here’s a good article on Structural Integration and running.