Why I'm Different
Our brain controls everything in our body, including our movement, so why ignore the brain when treating pain and movement restrictions? What sets me apart from the crowd is that I do not. I address neurology and neurochemistry at every stage in assessing, treating and rehabilitating.
It's all about your brain!
Our brain can only act on the information it receives from nerve endings and receptors around the body and it responds to that information by instructing organs, joints and muscles what to do. Our millions of receptors will tell our brain when there's a perceived threat or when we are injured so that the brain can move us away from the problem and enable us to compensate for any change. In many cases, the reason our body is experiencing pain or problems is because our nervous system is still giving the brain "old" information long after the threat or injury occurred. In other cases, imbalances in the "firing" of different parts of the brain may be contributing to pain and restriction. This might be because of lack of activation, because of low level systemic inflammation, or because of basic lack of vitamins and minerals necessary for a healthy brain and nervous system.
Think computers or living electrical circuitry!
If we think of the brain and network of neurons and nerves as our computer software system using a complex electrical cicuit and the joints and muscles as part of the hardware, things like accidents, bad posture and pain or strain can trigger the software to protect the hardware by adapting to create a new programme which seeks to bypass the "troublespots". This is a superb way of keeping the body moving around the problem but in itself leads to muscle imbalances, muscles firing in the wrong order, and new movement patterns which are sub-optimal and will often in themselves become the source of pain sooner or later. Also, just like electrical circuits, parts of the brain circuitry can become faulty and make it more difficult for certain areas to "light up" efficiently or cause some areas to "burn too brightly" - this can also affect your movement and produce pain and other symptoms around the body. The question we always have to ask, and answer, is whether the circuitry is malfunctioning due to "corrupt software" or whether the circuitry is being affected by your metabolism and body chemistry.
I help reboot and reset your brain to remedy pain
Based on a full clinical history, neurological assessment and targeted muscle or reflex “testing”, I used science-based neurological techniques (which include manual therapy approaches) as well as clinical neurochemistry and nutrition to treat the circuitry malfunctions. For example I use methods that can essentally seek out the "corrupted" information leading to defective software and movement patterns and use techniques to remind the brain of the optimal movement patterns it has available to it, thus restoring more efficient movement and the balanced use of muscles and eliminating or at the very least reducing pain. If the problems are more neurochemical - I will provide often simple metabolic treatment to resolve the problem.