Scoliosis: taking control
Updated: Jul 14, 2019
Look closely, what is missing? The body has to move all at once.
So look in 3 Dimensions…and look in layers.
It goes up and down It goes from side to side It twists, rotates and turns
So look at the Head, the Shoulders, the Hips, Knees, and the feet Then look at the arms, elbows and hands.
With walking everything is involved, but in this case, not everyone is playing So think of train lines each with many train stations. The body must have multiple train lines, each with an apposable lines
A train line can still work if some train stations are out but if some are out, then an apposable line will mess the body up since there is un-equal forces at that point.
Also the body needs to be stable and mobile….mobility now is compromised so the body will up the forces of stability at the joint. Clients get the pain of over active tendons and ligaments, and the body cementing up the joint through of tissue change thus the consequence of arthritis.
Since we are all human and genetically designed the same, scoliosis has a remarkable similarity. Did the client do this to themselves? Sort of and not really, the history of what happened to the body created this. So their history.
The body in protecting itself created the dilemma. Is it genetic, yep, totally. If you had the same history, you will have the same response.
Since in a lifetime we have roughly 5000 accidents, some small, some profound. What you end up with is a blending of your history and your genetics.
So to get these people out of this dilemma. The body needs 1. a reboot, and a reset. I do that on the table and off the table. But the client is responsible for the next bit 2. the repatterning.
Thankfully the body follows rules. If near all is correct a more purposeful driven movement can re-install what attaches to it. So the a correct total arm and hand can install the corrected shoulder, which with repetition can install above to the head and below to the thoracic spine....thus the patience and repetition.
There is no quick fix and to repattern to something that is better, the client needs to take control of the body.
So time, with continual repetition . Essentially the client needs to re-teach the body how it works, and how it moves. Its analogous to teaching yourself a new language, or to write with your left hand.
I remember teaching chemistry, physics, anatomy, physiology and maths. But much earlier I would always start the discussion. “what are you really good at?” I would get the footie, soccer, hockey, netball, running. “why are you good at it?” Ah I went out and practiced….they didn’t say homework or exercise, they said play
I would remind them as I would give them a 100 examples of balancing chemical equations, repetitous pages of anatomy labelling, same with vector analysis, or simple harmonic motion, or time dilation or general realativity. Choose to be an A, choose to be an Olympian, or choose to be average, a C.
So we repattern, we do it all the time.
A famous Australian cricketer, Don Bradman, used a cricket stump as a bat and a golf ball and he would play for hours. He taught himself to be better and better.
My father used to say, a cricket ball would look the size of a basketball to him. He just didn’t miss. How good did he become, well his average of 99.94 is twice that of the next best cricketer. He was so dominant and he played for 20 years. Thats an Olympic champion at 5 Olympics.