NAVIGATING YOUR BODY

It is known that client EDUCATION will help you HEAL. Below is useful science-based information that will further your knowledge and understanding of your body.

"Your therapist is just the facilitator of your healing the last 80% is up to you!"

INTERESTING READS

What is Pain?

All pain is real, and for many people it is a debilitating part of everyday life.
"Pain exists when the credible evidence of danger outweighs the credible evidence of safety. Pain will not exist when the credible evidence of safety outweighs the credible evidence of danger."

Theory of Emotion

Everyone should read this!
Scientists have long assumed that emotions are hardwired in the body or the brain. ... Leading the charge is psychologist and neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose theory of emotion is driving a deeper understanding of the mind and brain.

Role of Sleep

The book provides a complete description of, and prescription for, sleep. It answers critical questions about sleep.
How sleep enhances learning, increase performance and improves your memory. Health effects due to lack of sleep and societies trends towards sleep. Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime?

Stress and the Body

A renowned speaker, and author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens people towards their own healing and empower those around them.

Science and Meditation

Mindfulness is a powerful painkiller that can dramatically enhance quality of life in chronic pain sufferers, suggests new research.
Here you will find tonnes or articles and science based information about how and why mindfulness works through meditation. Increasing your focus and attention, decreasing your anxiety and stress, improving your lifestyle and career.

How much Oxygen do you need?

If you haven't read this book most likely you are an 'over breather'!
Patrick Mckeown is the president of Buteyko Professionals International. His book is based on 4 years of scientific research and tailors breathing exercises for anyone seeking to improve their fitness, health and sports performance by addressing dysfunctional breathing patterns and simulating high altitude training through specific breath holding exercises.

 

UNDERSTANDING YOUR ANATOMY

The Sacred Psoas

Ida Rolf among others like Liz Koch and Robert Schleip refer to the posts as the muscle of the 'soul' because it lies so close to the spine, your nerve ganglion of your lumbar plexus and parallel to your internal viscera, and finally attaching to the great body mover called your leg. Movement and mobilising these structures, biologically, can have a profound effect on the mind and body through its neurological connections.

Spinal Injury?

Your spinal disc is a living adaptable force transducer that joints your vertebrae together, its has a huge amount of strong ligaments. You can damage it but it repairs, you can't 'slip' it. The use of medical terminology is important in our pain experience. Studies have been made where the use of visualisation of joints becoming longer, like a traction, has significantly reduced peoples pain. It helps to understand that tissue damage does not determine how much pain you have.

Do You Have Core Stability?

Diaphragmatic breathing is often referred to as belly breathing.
Many fitness and rehab specialists would agree that breathing is fundamental to core function and pelvic stability. If we consider that notion, then then we must master healthy breathing patterns before progressing to more advanced excersizes and training methods for injury prevention and therefore increasing performance. This article reviews the concept of core stability and discuss the role of proper respiratory mechanics on core function. 

RESEARCH ARTICLES

Fascial plasticity – a new neurobiological explanation.

Fascial mechanoreceptors and their potential role in deep tissue manipulation. A series of articles exploring the neural dynamics behind fascial plasticity and perspectives for myofascial treatment methods.

New insights on pain neuroscience

Research has found that the brain can not determine how much damage there is in the tissues. Dr Tasha Stanton, Senior Research Fellow at the University of South Australia, talks about bodily illusions and how our experience of pain can be moderated by the senses. Another great addition to understanding how the body makes pain.

What is carpal tunnel?

Your carpal tunnel is one component of a whole system: the median nerve travels from your neck, through the shoulder, down the arm to the wrist and hand. Also too be considered is your thoracic and its visceral content. There is a growing body of research demonstrating that patients with CTS have a generalised disturbance of somatosensory function.

Scoliosis happens in etero

Tethered Cord (TC) is a disorder in which the spinal cord is "stuck" to a structure within the spine such as dura, scar tissue from a previous operation, a bony spicule, a tumor or develops in utero.
Scoliosis may be the first symptom of the tethered spinal cord. Tethered cord syndrome (TCS) is a progressive clinical entity that arises from abnormal spinal cord tension.

Research and Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic health condition that causes widespread pain and tenderness in the body.
People living with fibromyalgia experience extreme pain and fatigue among other symptoms. There is on going research into the role of the nervous system in Fibromyalgia.