approach is to treat and teach individuals how to maintain pelvic alignment
through straightforward exercises performed daily. This
is not to say that total structural alignment and balance
can be achieved by so doing, nor that every single problem in the body
But it is true to say that much pain and discomfort can be alleviated,
and sometimes removed completely, by individuals following an
exercise routine designed for their particular needs.
LEG LENGTH DIFFERENTIAL AND THE (OVER)USE OF ORTHOTICS
mis-alignment is determined when certain points on the body are carefully
examined by a trained practitioner. An apparent leg length
differential is a key indicator. I have treated many people who have
been told they have one leg longer than the other and who have been
form of orthotic to correct
the problem. However, in the vast majority of cases there is no true
leg length differential and, as such, the use of orthotics does more
harm than good. Many clients, having learned how to keep their pelves
in correct alignment, no longer display a leg length differential,
and as a result they have removed their orthotics with excellent
RESULTING FROM PELVIC MIS-ALIGNMENT
a pelvis is out of alignment, the spine is out of alignment. When the
out of alignment, there are adverse effects on the neurological
system. For example - nerves entering and exiting the spine
may be compressed and thus unable to perform their function of ennervating
major organs to the full extent. The body will not be served energetically
as it should. Circulation and metabolism will be affected, and digestion
and elimination can suffer. Legs will be out of alignment,
causing knee and ankle problems. More weight will be placed on one
the other, causing more wear and tear which can result in the need
for hip replacement. And so the list goes on....
skeletal system is
pulled out of alignment by the myofascia of the body (soft tissue)
our bony structure can be maintained in correct alignment ONLY when
our muscles and fascia are balanced and operating in the correct way.
This point cannot be over emphasised. It is a common misconception
that we are held up by our bones, in fact our bones
tissue. Tension or weakness in one area of the body will inevitably
affect the entire structure. In short, and to quote Dr. Rolf "BONES
ARE WHERE THEY ARE BECAUSE OF THE RELATED MYOFASCIAL STRUCTURES".
THE PROBLEMS AND MAINTAINING GOOD HEALTH
from a Chiropractor, Osteopath, or many other practitioners can
correct a mis-aligned pelvis but, as mentioned above, the whole
musculature adjusts to accommodate misalignment so the correction
will not be a lasting one; the individual therefore becomes dependent
and frequent treatment to gain relief. TO ACHIEVE AND MAINTAIN PHYSICAL
AND MENTAL HEALTH, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT PEOPLE EXERCISE THEIR BODIES
A healthy diet is another essential, as
is the ability to de-stress through deep relaxation/meditation.
Our bodies are designed for movement
but in today's society few of us are exercising sufficiently and
maintain optimum health. And it is not just a matter of the amount
- it is very much a matter of the right kind of exercise which
each individual requires to strengthen, open and balance the body.
WHAT A CONSULTATION
- Discussion of problems,
areas of pain/discomfort, etc.
the nature of pelvic mis-alignment.
correction of the mis-alignment - done
by the client under instruction.
to ensure the corrective exercise is 100% effective.
- Checking overall
alignment of the body and major muscle groups.
If an individual is very physically fit, the corrective exercise to remove pain and discomfort may be all
that s/he requires. However, this is unusual and for the vast majority of people the corrective exercise needs to be supplemented with an exercise program to take into
account the body as a whole. Each client decides the time available for this daily discipline and the program is designed accordingly.
Following a consultation, details of the corrective exercise and the exercise program are e-mailed to each client and telephone support is available.
It is important to point out that while the exercise program will prove a valuable and essential first step toward physical well-being and will encourage each client to
become more body-aware, it is not something which is a total "fix it all forever". Firstly, this would not be possible as a result of one consultation; secondly,
bodies change and develop over time, and an exercise program needs to reflect this.
FINALLY, REMEMBER THAT GOOD HEALTH DEPENDS UPON PLENTY OF EXERCISE, A HEALTHY DIET AND REGULAR RELAXATION
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE WHAT CLIENTS SAY ABOUT THEIR PELVIC CORRECTION TREATMENTS
SEE THE TESTIMONIALS PAGE.