We are soft tissue specialists, which means the muscles, tendons, ligaments and the other types of connective tissue or fascia. When these are too tight or imbalanced, back or shoulder discomfort etc can result.
The bones of the skeleton act like levers that enable us to move via the joints when acted on by the contraction of our muscles. Both the skeleton and the muscles sit within wrappings of connective tissue, which is continuous throughout our bodies.
Both the muscles and different areas of the connective tissue can become tight through factors such as; a) How we use them – be it repetition of movements, injuries from sport or the jobs we do, b) Habits -how we hold ourselves, often very linked to our emotions, stress levels etc or c) Our Our physical structure – what we are born with or develop as we grow up, including leg length differences and spinal twisting etc. Once tight the muscles and connective tissue will cause imbalances within the body and produce compensations in other areas, which can lead to the discomfort we are all familiar with at some point in our lives. Look in the mirror, is one shoulder higher than the other, is one side of your hips further round than the other, is your belly button in the middle for instance?
We believe that if the body is not in balance then it will not work efficiently and ultimately may lead to problems in later life. We will assess and test you during your case history and ongoing throughout your treatments in order to help your body to rebalance by releasing connective tissue restrictions, by lengthening over-tight muscles and conditioning weak ones.