The pain isn't the villain. Pain is the signal that the body cannot function properly. Pain is the body’s message that it can no longer compensate,
The problem is that the body has a system of adaptation. The posture muscles that were designed to hold us upright have grown increasingly dysfunctional. Before pain comes limitation.
used to run, now we walk, or we used to walk, and now we ride a
bike. But we think that's normal as long as there isn't any
pain. Limitations are what we should pay attention to first.
Muscular Skeleton has Two Jobs
One is to bear weight, and the other is to absorb the shock of movement. It does this with joints called load joints, such as shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle.
Compensation is the Source of Pain
To enjoy their range of motion, are load-bearing joints, (shoulders, hips, knees and ankles), must line up, meaning stacked one over the top of the other. The big posture muscles are located down deep next to the skeleton. As they lose their function due to lack of stimulus, the body begins to compensate because it's such an incredibly adaptable machine.
There is a huge penalty for not being aligned. We receive signals that we're off balance, even before actual physical pain starts. But eventually the pain is coming.
Lack of Range of Motion causes Injury and Pain
You end up
acquiring a posture that is visible to an evaluation: one hip in
a different position than the other, or one shoulder forward or
higher than the other one. And this eventually leads to pain.
The right shoulder, because of compensation, is in a different position than the left shoulder You're still making exactly the same motion, but you're recruiting different muscles because of the posture position of the joints.
We receive signals that we're off
even before actual physical pain starts. But eventually the pain
is coming. When pain comes we make the mistake of stopping activity.
With lack of activity the body becomes more
This imbalance has nothing to do with poor
design, nothing to do with our age, and nothing to do with
genetics. We are not fragile, we're not overly complicated, and
we do have all the abilities necessary to get well.
You have two choices: you can change the
stimulus or you can change the environment. Those are the only
two choices you have
Body's Design Restored by functional
body always remembers its design memory, so when you start
changing the stimulus with exercises the body has no choice, it
changes. The goal is to allow the body to return to its
birthright, its design template, and it can because it never
forgets the memory. All we're doing is providing the necessary
stimulus by doing the simple exercises.