Must people look for a quick fix with pain, but it doesn't exist. When injured or in pain, the first stop people make is to get some hands on treatment – whether it be from a Physiotherapist, Osteopath, Chiropractor or Acupuncturist. Hands on therapy is the perfect medium to reduce inflammation, improve range of motion, assist with tissue healing, and treat pain, however it is only the first step of the rehabilitation process.
Most of the underlying causes of injury are; poor posture, muscle imbalance, poor neuromotor control and an incomplete recovery from a previous injury.
Poor posture contributes to lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, ankle injuries... Basically everything! The further away the body is from good posture, the less efficiently the body works and the greater the likelihood of developing injury and pain.
Poor Neuromotor Control
Our nerves control our movement patterns. When pain, injury or dysfunction occur these commands from the brain are often given incorrectly and as a result these dysfunctional movements put extra stress on muscles, tendons and joints creating pain and injury.
This occurs when one part of the body is stronger or tighter than the others. Imbalances are often caused by things such as sitting at work, carrying things on one side of the body (like a baby) and exercising with poor technique.
Many women suffer back pain during pregnancy and during childbirth, especially if a cesarean is required. The procedure of having a cesarean incapacitates some of the most important stabilising muscles in the stomach and leaves the spine unprotected.
Incomplete Recovery From Previous Injury
One of the easiest ways of getting injured or suffering from pain is to not address the problems properly the first time you have that injury. Without it, re-injury is likely.
Body Smart can help you recover quicker from injury from an injury. We do this by applying the principles and practices of Exercise Physiology to treat and manager your injury.
How can Exercise Physiology make a difference?
Exercise Physiology rests on the principle and practice of uses exercise as medicine. Applied clinically exercise has been proven to increase quality of life, speed recovery and successfully prevent injuries.