Why you need to consider gravitational forces when choosing the right therapy for pain
In our culture we have decided that when you have pain and or an injury, you lay down on a table and rest while receiving a variety of passive modalities ranging from rubbing, adjusting, buzzing, icing, needling, etc.
When you don’t have pain you get to play, exercise and move.
Movement is the delivery system and language that our brain/nervous system understands.
Without it, you are missing the most important factor for eliminating pain and improving your health.
It’s by design!
Why would we have the right to change that?
People are always surprised when I demonstrate to them how any result we achieve while laying down has very little, sometimes no transfer at all to our performance standing up.
There is so much that has to happen in order to stand on two legs and walk around that there is no reason why treatments on a table would transfer to better performance standing up and moving.
Once you lay down you are working with a completely different expression of that persons nervous system.
When gravitational forces are reintroduced upon standing it’s a totally different system within systems.
This means that the best use of passive treatments is to support the active ones!
So, when I educate other practitioners and clients on this topic, they oftentimes say – “but my clients love coming in and laying down. How am I going to take that from them?”
And the client says – “but I love laying down for my treatment.” And i smile and say, if you love that it’s probably a different issue that needs to be fixed (fuel/activation/lifestyle) before your knee pain can be.
Taylor Kruse is dedicated to empowering you with the truth and tools for improved health and performance.
His inspiration stems from more than 10 years of education and coaching through systems like Zhealth Performance, The Burdenko Method, and various movement practices.
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