Your body has evolved to do everything it can to keep your eyes level - to hunt for food and to watch out for predators.
The body’s framework is the largest system in the body and consists of the bones, joints, muscles and ligaments. It uses the largest amount of energy in the body. Human life is not represented by the activity of our internal organs. We do not live our lives just to eat, breathe, sleep and breed (at least not most of us!). Instead we walk; have fun; drive; build; speak; write. Everything we undertake and achieve is expressed by the activity of our muscular-skeletal system. The other systems in the body are there to nourish, repair, and serve its demands. When a body is healthy, all its body systems work together, automatically changing to adapt to its needs.
At HV Holistic, our job is to diagnose and treat faults that occur in this mechanical system due to injury or stress and to ensure that it functions as efficiently as possible. When our bodies are in harmony and balance, we function with the minimum of wear, stress and energy use, leaving more energy available for the enjoyment of living.
Your body has evolved to do everything it can to keep your eyes level - to hunt for food and to watch out for predators. It essentially achieves this by adding spinal curves and/or shortening various muscle groups in response to any abnormalities or injuries that have occurred. This may work well for a time but this compensatory response can cause strain to the joints and muscles throughout the body and result in pain and discomfort. Addressing the problems that caused the body to compensate in the first place, enables it to move more freely and with minimal stress on any one part.
If a joint isn’t working as well as it can do (e.g. through disease, postural adaptation or injury), another joint is forced to ‘work harder’ as you move your body around. This can cause inflammation, ligament strain, muscle strain and a degree of joint damage. All of which can cause pain and discomfort. It can also reduce the overall level of movement that the body is able to achieve. Improving the restricted joints ability to move, will reduce the demands placed on the other joints and muscles in the body, again enabling it to move more freely and with minimal stress on any one part.
Structures within the body (muscles, joints, nerves, organs, blood vessels etc) are all sensitive to compression. If a structure is compressed, it reduces it›s ability to function optimally, receive nourishment and get rid of waste products. This can result in a wide variety of symptoms. When a nerve is compressed for example, it can cause “pins & needles”, numbness, muscle weakness or pain. When an organ is compressed, it can lead to symptoms associated with an alteration in its ability to function and so on. By addressing areas of compression (caused by muscle spasm, narrowing of bony spaces etc), the body is then more able to function to the best of its ability, with a subsequent reduction in symptoms.