I mention that this week because we are going to go into a deeper understanding of the anatomical patterns that need to take place in everyday movements that the ordinary person takes. We do this because this is the approach the Muscle Release Therapy, MRTh® takes when assessing patterns of discomfort. Discomfort comes from movement, and movement does not have to be done in a large manner, sitting, lying, standing are all movements that we perform on a regular basis. It takes a large amount of muscles to be able to perform those actions.
The first quality that was discussed was intensity of movement in comparison to duration. In most cases it is more important to be efficient and perform less than it is to decrease intensity and do more. This is exactly how Muscle Release Therapy, MRTh® works! The movement generated by the practitioner seems somewhat minimal but because of its efficiency will develop an intense neurological energy that will allow proper movement to take place. The tensegrity or balance of the pull on the push of the skeleton will activate the proper signals in the brain. These signals will reset the uneven pull that is causing the skeleton to alter position and create an uncomfortable pattern. The tonic or prolonged contraction of the tissue ups the intensity without changing the pressure and the brain will find the proper path to bring ease to the body.
Basically the pattern is to stimulate the brain so that the organism or the muscle/bone creates the response. This will encourage a re-patterning or re-structuring of the brain to re-create a proper method of movement. In most cases of bodywork, and this includes most forms of Physical Therapy, and modern western medicine we alter the stimulation enough so that it creates confusion between the stimulation and response. By taking the organism out of the picture an incomplete healing method is performed.
"But I have had Muscle Release Therapy, MRTh® and the pain comes back, why?" While the re-creation of a proper tensegrity or the pull of the soft tissue system on the push skeletal system is completed, bad movement habits are often put into the equation. Or, the individual goes back to the movement that created the problem in the first place and because of the original constant re-production of the movement has created a preconceived posture that brings the pain back. Changing that pattern is what we will discuss next week.
If you have any questions and/or comments, please feel free to pass them along.
Till next week, remember we all have
-a Reason to HOPE!
Dennis Gibbons LMT