Last blog of the year and I think we need to hear this!! How many times do people come to clinic and have a list of multiple issues that they perceive as all individually wrong? Or during treatment we uncovered all sorts of soreness that had gone unnoticed… They feel like they are a mess, falling apart or locked in some kind of medieval torture device!! God knows I often feel like my body is trying to finish me off from all angles, but it’s very rarely isolated issues. You may have pain and dysfunction in many different places in your body but it’s because everything is connected. Most things are a knock-on from something else. An adaptation over time which now is becoming uncomfortable. 

When I’m treating, the challenge is finding the root of it, the epicentre if you will! Or, if it’s not an obvious injury/issue, just dealing with the person in front of me, listening and watching the effects on the entire system. Every single sensation is not important. If it happened and you noticed it but now it’s gone, then it’s gone. We feel things all the time through our bodies which may twinge or creak and that’s perfectly normal. Some people notice more than others depending how distressing we find that feeling or how heightened our senses are at that time (this is why I don’t go in for the idea of having a pain threshold/pain tolerance but that’s another blog!). Ongoing sensation is what we need to pay attention to, you don’t need me to do anything to that