Passive vs Active
Is anyone really going to “fix” you? If you have pain, are you always looking for the next appointment you have to finally provide the relief you’ve been looking for? Are most of the interventions you receive passive (getting a treatment done on you or to you)??
Symptoms vs Root Cause
Do your treatments focus on the symptoms or the root cause? Addressing symptoms, such as rubbing a tight muscle, does not fully address WHY that muscle keeps getting tight again. Ideally you have someone help you figure out WHY you keep getting pain, stiffness, etc rather than simply treating the symptoms.
Most of us take thousands of steps per day. And most of us have a limp or some sort of imbalance in our walking pattern. If you’re on a table receiving treatments from someone, and you walk out of your appointment with the same limp you walked in with, your symptoms may just keep coming back.
Of course, it is possible that you will get lasting benefit from a passive treatment. But I think your chance of breaking the cycle of pain is much higher if you address the imbalances in how you walk, run and move!
I love helping my clients move better from the feet up to the rest of their bodies. There is a chain reaction that occurs when you address the imbalances in your feet, affecting how your legs, spine and arms move.
But I don’t just teach you isolated foot exercises and expect your walking pattern to improve. The exercise are related specifically to segments of your walking pattern. We CONNECT your feet to the rest of your body, practicing joint movements that are SUPPOSED to be happening with every step we take.
Learn How to Help Yourself
If you have only tried passive treatments I recommend that you try natural movement techniques based on your walking pattern. You will learn how to help yourself so you will be less dependent on going to appointments when you are in pain, and more equipped to help yourself!