Our mission here at the The Happy Body is to help you learn all you can about your particular condition. Why? Because we know that informed people find better care and faster results.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.
The more you know, the more you can be in control of your own treatment! Corrective Muscle Balance therapy is one of the most powerful tools to help get back on your feet. Or professionals athletes that exponentially want measurable strength gains in a very short time!
A basic fact about back pain is that most treatments fail, because they begin at the end – that is, they merely focus on the pain, which is just a symptom of a larger problem.
Whether your goal is to stay healthy or to get lasting relief from your pain, you should know that back pain – or any dis-ease, for that matter – develops as a process.
Corrective Muscle Balance Therapy addresses the underlying cause of your condition while at the same time brings significant relief to your symptoms. Allowing you to get back to you favorite activities often in 1 or more session.
In essence, it attempts to reverse the process that brought you pain and bring your body back to a more neutral state.
But somehow this simple, sensible approach was replaced by today’s medical treatments that merely focus on symptoms rather than the source of your pain!
What is muscle imbalance?
In simple terms, a muscle imbalance occurs when you have overdeveloped and tight muscles in one area of your body while the opposing muscles are weak and stretched out of their normal resting position.
These imbalances can happen anywhere on the body and often develop as the result of routine things you do while on the job, playing sports, or engaging in other activities you enjoy.
Here are just a few conditions that can develop as a result of muscle imbalances: Instability in the pelvis. Just this alone can create the following. ITB band syndrome, SI joint syndrome, sciatica, knee pain, hip pain, and all forms of back pain. Long List!
Why people have muscle pain.
Almost all of us live our lives with chronic unrecognised muscular imbalances. While it does take time for muscle imbalances to cause a symptomatic condition the first signs of trouble are evident on our bodies in the form of “postural dysfunctions”.
Postural dysfunction can be seen in the abnormal position on the feet, pelvis, curvature of the spine shoulders, head.
Once a postural dysfunction has developed, your body cannot go on for long this way before you will begin to experience problems.
For this reason you should never just cover up the pain or put off addressing your condition. Here’s a simple overview:
What happens when your core muscles are out of balance is that your pelvis will be pulled out of its normal position.
Since the pelvis is the base of the spine and controls the position and curvature of the spine, your spine will then go into abnormal curvature.
Abnormal curvature of the spine is the root of all back pain – whether it’s a pulled back muscle, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, SI joint syndrome, spondylolisthesis, and the list goes on.
What is Corrective Muscle Balance Therapy?
Corrective Muscle Balance Therapy is an innovative approach to eliminating back pain once and for all, starting with a careful yet simple assessment of all the muscles that affect the stability of your hips, pelvis, and spine -
From both a strength and a flexibility perspective. We use both physical and visual assessments to ensure accuracy. In other words, the physical should confirm the visual, and the visual should confirm the physical.
In the absence of these assessments, any exercise you might try can put you at risk of strengthening a muscle that does not need to be strengthened, which can make your condition worse, The same is true for stretching – if you stretch a muscle that does not need to be stretched, you could be doing more harm than good.
Once your assessments are complete you will have proved to yourself that you do have muscle imbalances and that you have one or more postural dysfunctions.
You will also have learned the root cause of your condition. Best of all, you will be educated on exactly how to train and stretch too correct the problem.
How Corrective Muscle Balance Therapy works.
At The Happy Body our approach uses the results of your assessments to design an individually targeted program of corrective exercises to help take the stress off your muscles, joints, and ligaments so you can achieve a more balanced body and eliminate the cause of your pain.
In a sense, what Corrective Muscle Balance Therapy is asking you to do is a very “unbalanced workout” to get your body back into proper alignment.
Once your muscles are more balanced and your feeling better, you will be able to return to your workplace and favorite activity with the confidence and security that you can lead a full and productive life!
Before you decide that Corrective Muscle Balance Treatment is right for you, understand that you will have to commit yourself to doing the work required.
Because when it comes right down to it, you have to take part responsibility for you own condition!
Thus empowering you to bring about the results you want! That’s why it is essential. First identifying, then addressing your muscle imbalances.
At The Happy Body we are designed to do both and continue to produce amazing results.