Injury without pain. Pain without injury. Misalignment without pain. Expected alignment with pain. Movement of a certain sort may reduce pain. Movement of any sort may increase pain. Pain can disappear inexplicably and, in the same way, return.
These are commonly seen phenomena begging for an explanation. And there is one.
Amazingly, the old explanations remain. If there are more deeply embedded ideas in therapy I have no sense of them. The long-held and erroneous notion that strength, posture, use and pain all have some sort of linear relationship remains the bedrock of practice for most therapists and I know that therapists leave school every year having had this drilled into them.
It isn't true of course. There's another way of seeing all of this, and the research already done will lead us toward methods that are simple, sensible and easily taught. Your care can be more easily applied with effects you can measure and trust.
Come. I can teach you what you need to know. More importantly, it's what your patients need for you to know.
Effective pain relief follows movement that is analgesic for a good reason-it corrects the problem. This movement is instinctive, effortless and present as long as life endures. The best kind of manual care promotes that motion, and I can teach you how to do that.