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Improve Shoulder Mobilization with Kinesiology



Improve Shoulder Mobilization with Kinesiology

The more precise medical term for a frozen shoulder is “adhesive capsulitis”.

It is a condition where normal shoulder ranges of motion are decreased often severely, and there is pain on resting or with even slight movement.
Most cases of it can occur in people between the ages of 40 and 60. The condition is more common in women than men. It is estimated that it could affect up to 1 in 20 people.

Common issues include:
Unable to reach above shoulder height.
Not able to reach above shoulder height.
Can’t to throw a ball.
Unable to quickly reach for something.
Unable to reach behind your back eg. bra or tuck shirt.
Not able to reach out to your side and behind. eg. reach for seat belt.
Just cannot sleep on your side.

What Causes Frozen Shoulder?
In basic terms, it means that your shoulder pain and stiffness is a result of capsule inflammation (capsulitis) and fibrotic adhesions that limit your shoulder movement.

Through Kinesiology it can be resolved either directly by using shoulder mobilisation technique or indirectly by muscle balancing and resetting the muscles that hold the scapula in place. Sometimes the muscles get moved out of place by trauma or whiplash or injury. They become damaged by constantly over working muscles that are switched off. Dehydration or vitamin deficiency can be an underlying cause too or coming from an emotional standpoint a client may be carrying emotional weight and stress.

All muscles in the body are overlapping other muscles. Each muscle has a particular set of skills and a unique and only job, which is to move the body in a certain way. Muscle fibres are usually smooth and slide effortlessly over and past each other without obstructing the nearby muscles from doing their only job too. If the muscles fibres are dehydrated and become frayed and tight or become loose and entangled then the smooth motion becomes erratic, painful and frozen.

We like to imagine muscles are like sea sponges that you use in the bath tub. When they are wet they are luxurious and soft and smooth our muscles need water to work properly because we humans are roughly 67% water. So now imagine that you take the sea sponge out of the bath water and let it dry out. What happens? It dries out and would now hurt your face. Our muscles need water to function so let’s water them!

Kinesiology we look at underlying problem that could be causing pain. We often recommend making changes when it comes to their diet, stress levels, water intake, caffeine intake, poor sleep habits which can all be contributing towards the pain.
Some schools of thought say it can take up to eighteen months to resolve frozen shoulder, but with Kinesiological balancing it is usually helped much quicker.

 
Before and after pictures of the Diploma class working on techniques you can see the results for yourself.

The Power of Systematic Kinesiology

Tom, one of our Diploma students, has being struggling with an injury and unable to move his arm above his shoulder for over 20 years. He suffers constant pain in his shoulder and was happy to volunteer in class. (See the video below – we apologize for the quality, this was a powerful technique captured in class by one of the students)

While frozen shoulder is commonly missed or confused with a rotator cuff injury, it has a distinct pattern of symptoms resulting in severe shoulder pain, loss of shoulder function and eventually stiffness.

If you have pain that limits your range of movement. It is important to get it checked out and you can find a local Kinesiologist here -http://kinesiology.ie/practitioners/ .

Early treatment can help to prevent long-term stiffness in the joint. Make sure you gently stretch the shoulder before exercising and try to maintain good posture.

 

To find out more about training, we have a last chance course coming up – http://www.kinesiologyzone.com/lastchance

 

Living with Fibromyalgia: Kinesiology can Help

 

Living with Fibromyalgia -Kinesiology can help

Also called fibromyalgia syndrome, is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body.

It comes from three Latin words:

  • ‘fibro’ meaning fibrous tissues, such as tendons (tissue that connects muscles to bones) and ligaments (tissue that connects bones to bones)
  • ‘my’ meaning muscles
  • ‘algia’ meaning pain

Earlier this month, Lady Gaga announced the cancellation of the upcoming leg of her world tour due to her ongoing battle with fibromyalgia syndrome alot of people had never heard of it until them and wonder exactly what was Fibromyalgia.

How common is it?

The number of people who suffer from fibromyalgia in Ireland is not known but approximately 14 million people in the EU have the syndrome and 1-3% of the global population. In most cases, it occurs between 30 and 60 years of age, but it can develop in people of any age, including children and the elderly.

The number of people who suffer from it in Ireland is not known but approximately 14 million people in the EU have the syndrome and 1-3% of the global population.

It can be a difficult condition to diagnose because there is no specific test and the symptoms can be similar to those of other conditions.

Many people with the syndrome may have:

Pain and tender points
Fatigue
Sleep problems
Concentration and memory problems, known as “fibro fog”
Anxiety or depression
Morning stiffness
Numbness, and tingling in hands, arms, feet, and legs
Headaches
Irritable bowel syndrome
Problems with peeing
Painful menstrual cramps
Pain and Tender Points

Almost all people with fibromyalgia ache all over. It can feel similar to osteoarthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis, but it’s over your entire body. This is usually what makes you go see your doctor.
https://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/guide/fibromyalgia-symptoms#1

It is a chronic condition which can be treated multi dimensionally. There is a clear physical component and chemical component that Kinesiology can address, the first line of defense is to decrease pain then to address the cause, and Applied Kinesiology can pinpoint exactly what nutrients and herbs will be effective for you. Lastly fibromyalgia is almost an emotional component. Kinesiology can identify the stress and where it is coming from in your life.

Hear Roberta’s Story

Roberta joined our course last year and just recently spoke publicly about her struggles with Fibromyalgia and how Kinesiology has helped her come off her medication. Hear her powerful story here.

You can make an appointment with Roberta or connect through her facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/rbholistictherapies/

Wellness is vital in fibromyalgia, and Kinesiology can give you tools to be willing to take care of your mind and body with education. Because when you are willing – anything is possible!

Health Road Show – Day Four & Five

Health Road Show – Day Four & Five

Are you keeping track of us? …. we are now en-route to Navan for our final FREE event we have huge numbers registering so we can’t wait to see everyone.
Day 4

We headed for beautiful Fermoy and had some fantastic pit stops along the way. This is course leaders Sheila and Liam’s home county and they were warmly welcomed by the crowd. The covered so many topics including adrenal stress, chronic pain and digestive issues. We had lots of questions and min treatments at the end.
Day 5

We headed for New Ross but we had to stop off in gorgeous Dungarvan, we got to run around on the beach and had a relaxing fun lunch before we reached the Brandon house hotel where they was a massive crowd gathering we had our biggest turn out to date and the atmosphere in the room was energetic, fun and inspiring.

We are in Navan tonight and we have some amazing prizes and gift bags for the first 20 people so come between 6.30/7. Still time to register www.Kinesiologyzone.com/roadshow

 

They say a picture is worth a thousand words so enjoy a short clip of our Health Road Show this week.

Book one of Balaned Health courses here –

”The pain was so bad I didn’t want to run anymore”

”The pain was so bad I didn’t want to run anymore”

By Liam Daly, Course Leader and Practitioner in Midleton and Clonakilty, Co Cork.

We all know running can be great for your health. But if your body isn’t used to training or you are over training did you know this can put extra stress on your adrenal glands causing injury type symptoms?

running pain kinesiologyIf your body isn’t used to training or you are over training did you know this can put extra stress on your adrenal glands causing injury type symptoms. Often if you are already under stress, exercising can lead to long-term fatigue, pain and low energy. For athletes or regular runners, this can mean lower performance levels and slower times.

Other factors can contribute to this too for example food intolerances, excess caffeine, stress at work. With it being a New Year and a lot of people getting back into running and setting goals to run marathons I felt it important to share my experience

My Story

I ran my first full marathon in Cork in on the June bank holiday Monday in 2015. I was absolutely over the moon to complete such a feat and looked forward to doing it again in the future, such was the incredible feeling I got from it. Not long afterwards, however, my dreams seemed to begin to unravel and I started to wondering would I run again. I started to develop discomfort in the sole of my left foot, my heel felt swollen and sore, it seemed to ease when I moved around but if I sat down for a long period or first thing in the morning, the pain would be back to square one again. I put it down to over training after running the marathon and incorrect footwear, so I rested and bought new shoes.

No luck. So I did what any self-respecting runner would do, and consulted Dr. Google!! I outlined my symptoms, backed up by a few friends who were knowledgeable runners, and it turned out that I was suffering from a condition called Plantar Fasciitis, a very common problem with runners. 

I wondered how long it would take to recover, so I used all the recommended ‘remedies’ like new footwear, stretches, creams and other things. Although it eased somewhat, the problem still persisted and my motivation to run, knowing that one run might cause a week of pain, was diminishing all the time. But then I tried Kinesiology to treat my symptoms and start to look was there an underlying condition to my symptoms.

How Kinesiology helped.

When studying Kinesiology, we learn that we can balance a muscle by increasing flow of Lymphatic fluid to the muscle, to strengthen and balance that area and very often bring relief from pain. Incredibly, I had the tools or recovery at my disposal all along!!

running pain kinesiologyThrough Systematic Kinesiology, I discovered that I had Adrenal Fatigue, and these little glands that sit at the top of my kidneys were causing all my pain. I knew from learning how to balance muscles that massaging the reflexes for the adrenal glands, sends lymph to the Sartorius muscle, a big muscle running the length of the upper leg and over the knee, which connects to the calf, and on to the ankle and the sole of the foot. So I started to balance this area and taking the right nutrition to support the muscle.

Within about 10 days, this problem in my foot was gone!! I was absolutely amazed and delighted.  It had been lingering for over a year and now I had total relief!! I was able to run with freedom again.

A visit to a Systematic Kinesiologist this year to simply balance up those muscles and treat any niggles you may be feeling could be the answer to your good health all year long.

If you feel that you are suffering from similar symptoms you can make some changes:

  1. CaffeineGiving up caffeine is one of the most important things you can do for your health.
  2. Reduce Training. Cutting back on your training for a few months is a good idea too. By ending the constant stimulation of your adrenal glands, you will allow them to recover from their depleted state.
  3. A Balanced Diet. A balanced and nutritious diet, and an evaluation of any other stressors in your life (work stress, financial stress) that can be improved or eliminated.

Adrenal fatigue is a syndrome, or a collection of symptoms, that usually results from chronic stress. Fatigue is the major symptom, but patients typically experience several others. These can include insomnia, food cravings, headaches, dizziness, a feeling of being frequently overwhelmed, and much more. We all tend to react differently, and the variability in these symptoms often makes it difficult for a doctor to fit together the pieces of the puzzle. 

A Kinesiologist will use a more holistic approach that is often used in integrative medicine. It means looking at all aspects of a patient’s life. This creates a much better opportunity to see how things like diet, exercise, and stress might be contributing to poor health.

To learn more from Liam, hear him speak at a FREE Health & Wellness event this month.

Visit http://www.kinesiologyzone.com/free-talks-about-kinesiology/  for more information.frame-liam