Make Daily Life good for you
– Mrs Jones suffered neck & back pain whenever she picked up toys or her child. It became a challenge to change a nappy, bath, feed or load the groceries into and out of the car. We can address problems such as this by teaching you to use your body effectively & apply this to everyday life.
I know just how important it is for the body to receive the correct information. Having a neurological problem myself mean’t I had to learn to use my body differently. I had to learn to recruit muscles needed according to the information the brain receives. The muscles will work together in a way that is more effective and supports it, so injury does not occur when you do daily tasks like picking up toys.
Osteopathic Consultation and a body use highlights areas of overuse and how you use your body in daily life. Instruction shows you how to correct this so overloading is prevented:
Eg/ The knee collapsing with sweeping because the trunk does not rotate. This sets off a chain reaction which can be addressed by body use improvement.
Here is what you will learn and be instructed in:
- Learn to use your body in a way to prevent injuries while doing daily tasks like picking up toys so it does not strain.
- Learn the natural way of doing things so you don’t have to think about it and it becomes subconscious.
- Learn to use your body in a way that is more efficient and uses less energy so you have more energy
- Learn how The Bodies Structure needs to allow it to Function & how this can be helped
Controlled movement allows the nerve connections to become stronger so the task becomes natural
There is a process of learning proper nervous system activation and muscle recruitment. It is like learning to drive or like forging a new track from a well established track. It’s the same process as when you learnt to use your body properly in daily life like picking up toys.
A/ When you learnt to drive someone taught you then you focused your attention to it and practiced it. Ultimately, it was learnt in your subconscious.
B/ Another analogy is a well worn bush track where there is no other route. As a new process is learnt, its like a new track formed. Then the old track does not exist anymore .
This can be compared to a nervous system that becomes more strongly wired.
Current Neuroscience is demonstrating how the Nervous System changes. In response to the sensory information it receives (Neuroplasticity). This is a paper I wrote that explains how the Nervous System changes. The application was to the learning disabled child but it equally applies to you and how we learn anything.http://www.solutionsforpainandhealth.com.au/specific-modes-of-physical-activity-and-cognitive-development-in-children/ It is so important to learn to do things like picking up toys in a way that won’t allow strain at the time or in the future.
The ultimate goal is for the activity to be done in a natural and subconscious way
The Movement becomes more efficient
If all the muscles are working together the body works as one unit. This will avoid overload & strain. Also, this means you have more energy.
Each movement becomes more efficient as many muscles are doing a little and working as a team. This is instead of a few muscles doing a lot overloading your body causing strain and symptoms
“It’s not what you do it’s how you do it”
We need to perform our daily activities in a manner that is good for our body and acts as exercise. “It’s not what you do its how we do it”
In this way everything we do is exercise. The body learns how to naturally (subconsciously) perform the task. This activates the muscles which will support the activity. This allows best performance.
We will provide education and advice to help manage your condition.
The Bodies Structure needs to allow it to Function
Osteopathic treatment is necessary , to help the bodies structure allow it to function. The body has to learn how to move correctly, before you can apply this in daily life. Osteopath’s are primary care practitioners. We provide a full examination, diagnosis and postural assessment. Osteopathy includes manual treatment. Our goal is identify the cause & compensations of your problem & help provide a solution.
Osteopathic Consultation and treatment manages your condition.
Body use class may compliment your treatment.
Learn how to prevent pain, strain in your daily life.
Learn how your body can function on a daily basis, through Body Use instruction.