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Wouldn’t it be nice to just move better? You see, if you don’t exercise, often the lack of movement whether that’s from laying down or sitting down most of the day can lead to niggles, pains and discomfort. Maybe you have joint pain, lower back pain, knee pain, there are so many possibilities you can have discomfort anywhere in the body. And that can be the result of many different things.

If you do exercise, whether you exercise correctly or not, you can still have niggles, soreness, and that can lead to injury. Faulty movement patterns again can lead to injury. So it is important to understand how to move better.

Now, let’s say you have been trained by an expert, and know-how to exercise correctly. Can you still run into problems? The answer is yes. So how do we move better?

Understanding what leads to problems in the first place, learning how your muscles function, and how your body moves. What controls all of this? It’s our brains, by the way of the nervous system. I run a functional neurology practice. What does this mean? It means that I can assess your neurology, i.e. how your brain works and how your body moves.

For example, let’s say you’re 35 years old, you have a good exercise history, you get the odd unexplained shoulder niggles or knee pain. What could cause this? Let’s say as a young child at seven years old you sprained your left ankle. It healed well. Great. The problem is the nervous system remembers this threat.

At the time you would have bared more weight on your right leg. Purely a protective mechanism at play. However, this means the extra load on your right leg could have an impact on the function of your ankle, your knee, your hip, your lower back, your shoulders; many possibilities. In which later on in life as a result of the sprained ankle you could have a shoulder problem. By assessing your neurology we can find out the true cause of your pain.
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If you have a shoulder problem, many practices would look automatically at your shoulder, it sounds logical right? The more research and understanding we have on the body says that maybe looking at the shoulder isn’t always the best step. Because you can have the shoulder resolved by massage or some kind of manipulation only for it to come back in a matter of weeks or months.

Whereas if you resolve an issue at the left ankle left behind from all those years ago. The shoulder resolves itself forever. That’s the amazing benefits of functional neurology it simply works on a higher level than manipulating bones and muscles via traditional methods you will be familiar with like chiropractic or osteopathy, massage or sports therapy. We go in at the brain level which is of high importance.

This then allows you to move better because your body is not only working better on a muscular level but on a neurological level. Meaning exercises you build on and the strength you build is likely to stick and hold at a higher level meaning you get better, you perform better, you feel better. Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t make you superhuman, you can still run into problems. But the benefits of functional neurology and you as a client being assessed correctly, we can make you more resilient to everyday life occurrences.

The change in people who have been treated for their dysfunctions often see very big changes. For example, someone with lower back pain, leaving a morning session, having been treated, and noticing their legs feel lighter and they walk with ease, feeling fluid in their movement. Movements simply feel easier.

There can be such a significant change, it can feel almost too simple. But yet it is a complex situation to understand. It’s like turning a screw to solve a problem. Turning the screw is quite simple and it is but if there are thousands of screws to possibly turn, it’s knowing the answer in turning which one correctly where expertise and value comes in to play. That too is the power of functional neurology. Big change can occur from the simplest of things
This is why we take a full history and get to understand you and your lifestyle before your first treatment. To find out more about how functional neurology can help you, get in touch and schedule an appointment.

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