Being responsible for parents, partner’s, children’s’, and work needs can feel exhausting. Competing demands day…
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There’s a place between “I’m injured” and “I’m functioning normally” and it doesn’t get looked at very often.
Have you ever had an injury? Did you get it looked at? Whether you did or not, you probably reached a place with the injury where you felt “better” but you didn’t feel 100% like your old self again.
At Whole Therapy, we see this all the time. This ‘limbo’ between injury and functionality is where a lot of people start to feel like their body is aging poorly or betraying them.
So why is it happening? And how can you fix it?
At a really easy to understand level, your body and brain are interested in keeping you safe. When you’re injured, your body tightens some structures up and loosens others in an effort to rig you up in the most efficient way to allow you to heal and function as best you can.
The unfortunate part about that is, your body isn’t looking at the long term consequences of shifting posture and tone; it’s saying “i’ve got you bro, for the next five or ten minutes.” It doesn’t really care that in a few weeks or months, that limp is going to turn into chronic lower back pain or that your shoulders might not want to return to normal location after being hiked up for so long.
So how do you fix it?
That’s where we come in. At Whole Therapy, we are trained to understand body compensation patterns. We can see that you’re not injured anymore but you’re wary of getting back on skates, or going for that run again. We know you want to dig into your garden and pick up your kids but are worried about re-injury.
Because you don’t feel injured anymore, but you don’t feel confident, either.
The excellent news is, re-patterning and feeling functional again only takes three steps, and it usually doesn’t take very long to see significant changes.
- Identifying that you’re in that weird limbo between injured and functional.
- Figuring out the right re-patterning process (leave that to us)
- Commit to the re-patterning exercises with proper form (this is also best left to us to make sure you’re doing things right.)
Want to learn more? Check out our online booking page and book in for an initial assessment with any practitioner. It could mean the difference between “I’m injured again” and “I’ve never felt better.”
Jen Wright is an RMT and co-owner of Whole Therapy. She is an avid gym-goer and loves to lift heavy stuff. She sees clients of all ages and stages, especially those who are engaged in bettering themselves. She believes that pain-free is possible. For more about Jen, click here.