health & wellbeing

Why your accident history matters now and may affect your future quality of life.

Following an accident everything may infact be okay.

However, following an accident that results in an injury, an affected joint will work sub optimally and a chain of joints, such as your spine, will create an adapted pattern of movement to ‘get around’ the problem of the affected joint.

Your body is very adaptable which is good, However, years and years of adapted joint movement are likely to cause stress and wear on affected joints with symptoms and damage to follow.

Being checked and having limited joint function diagnosed and treated by a health professional who is skilled in joint assessment may be considered an investment in your future health and wellbeing.

IF YOU ‘CRACK’ YOUR BACK OR NECK TO MAKE IT FEEL BETTER, BEWARE!

If joints in an area of your spine decide not to move in certain directions (commonly as the result of old injury) other spinal joints that are above and or below will simply move more for them. THIS CREATES IMBALANCE and you are developing an adapted (no longer normal) patterns of spinal joint motion.

HOWEVER, YOU WON’T KNOW THAT THIS ADAPTIVE PATTERN IS DEVELOPING.

When the affected spinal area becomes sufficiently unbalanced tension and pain are likely to become a growing and significant problem.

If you find that you can ‘crack’ the affected area and gain relief - BEWARE!

You will only ever ‘crack’ the joints that are too loose, you will never ‘crack’ the joints that are too tight. So you give yourself short term relief but YOU WILL ACTUALLY MAKE THE PROBLEM WORSE by making the joints that are too loose looser, allowing the tight joints to become tighter.

YOU ARE CREATING SHORT TERM RELIEF BUT YOU ARE REINFORCING THE PROBLEM! You are making the situation worse. And, it is addictive. Because it gives quick relief you are likely to ‘crack’ the troublesome area more and more often and the relief will last for shorter and shorter periods.

This type of imbalance is not likely to self-correct.

It needs examination and correction by a professional who is skilled in assessing normal and abnormal joint motion over a range of planes of motion and has the skills to begin to restore more normal patterns of motion.

The genesis of this type of problem can be ‘slow and silent’ and it is likely to take work over an extended period of time to restore more correct spinal function. 

How would you describe kinesiology?

Kinesiology is very commonly used in natural therapies as a way for working with a person’s system to restore more normal function.

Kinesiology uses muscle testing or distortion analysis as a means of accessing information about your physical body and its systems. This information assists Rod to know:

  • When to adjust
  • Where to adjust and importantly
  • When to leave things alone

This means that the treatment you receive is designed to be compatible with what your body needs on the day you are treated.

Why should dads be careful when they give their child a skate board?

If you’re an active skateboarding dad yor & your child are in good hands and this blog is not for you.

But if you hung up your skate board 10 years ago and you have given your child their 1st skateboard and you intend to show them a few tricks – BEWARE!

Lots of dads end up in emergency with broken arms and sometimes broken heads when things don’t go to plan because if you don’t use it (practice) you lose it.

Seriously, if you retire an activity the movement patterns that you created in your brain start to erode through neglect and if you leave it long enough the pattern will be gone. You can think that you have the moves but you risk being hurt as you find you haven’t.

Suggestion -  if you want to skate board with your child, become a beginner with them (this means that you start again).

If you are in your 30s you may find that your child learns faster, is quicker, less fearful and starts to run rings around you.

Don’t be shy. Your child will be quietly impressed that you skate board with them and that you are cool, even for an oldie.