The rapid transition to sedentary lifestyles with working and driving, along with not emphasizing our personal health has quickly led us to be stiff throughout the day and further propagates the pain we experience.
Pain and discomfort is the best way our body can communicate that something is off — usually this can come from a combination of habits, movement patterns, and repeat motions. When we look at what joint is bothering us, we have to assess the alternating joints that are above and below it as well as analyze what we do on a daily basis that could be aggravating that particular joint.
My Approach to Pain Management
It is my responsibility to thoroughly understand your lifestyle and the intricacies within it to come up with a plan of attack to entirely rid your body of pain.
Finding the Cause of the Pain
There are three key points we must focus on when managing pain:
- How do we move?
- ~~Running or any form of exertion
- What are the underlying weaknesses and what are the opposing tightnesses of the joint in question?
- Of the joints superior or inferior to the part that hurts, have there been any overuse injuries or sports injuries to that affected area
Next Steps in Pain Management
Once we have established the source and method of action that is causing the knee, low back, shoulder, or neck to hurt- we can carefully begin to improve the range of motion in the joint and strengthen the weakness surrounding the joint and those around it. On the clients’ end, it’s imperative to fix the movement habits when we’re not in session that could be contributing to the problem. Along with slowly adjusting habits, it is necessary to address the flexibility issues that will hinder the progress to managing pain. Each client receives a home exercise program that encompasses all the aforementioned to quickly and effectively address the issue.
Experience Less Pain
With proper guidance and strict adherence to instruction, many clients see improvements of symptoms within several weeks and can count on having a permanent solution within six months to a year.