Do you feel a nagging sense that something is missing, despite the elegant, highly attuned manual therapy you offer your patients and clients? The problem is not in the quality of the techniques, but in the belief that the tissues hold the answers.The problem is not in the quality of the techniques, but in the belief that the tissues hold the answers.
The tissues in fact are challenging us to ask the right questions.
If instead of asking “What is wrong with this structure?” we ask “Why is this structure under pressure?’”, we activate a new process.
Perhaps the key is in how the person is using themselves, so we evaluate how their habitual movement strategies match their life requirements.
Perhaps this will involve restoring mobility elsewhere in the kinetic chain.
Perhaps it is the person’s awareness or understanding that is the missing piece.
Perhaps it is the way in which they are embodying their emotional state that is putting the tissues under mechanical or physiological stress.
Once we really engage with this question, our treatment approach unfolds in unique ways for each patient. It doesn’t have to be complicated – it just takes a different mindset. It is how we speak the language of potential rather than dysfunction.
This is how we join up the puzzle pieces, and free ourselves and our clients to pursue what is real and individual to them.