APPLIED KINESIOLOGY Many people think that Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a treatment, whereas it is actually a diagnostic tool that is used in combination with other standard methods of diagnosis to assess aspects of health. What is AK? AK is a non-invasive system of evaluating how a person’s body functions using manual muscle testing … Continue reading Applied Kinesiology
TRAPPED NERVES Trapped nerve describes back and other problems that occur when nerves get compressed, irritated or trapped often between bones in the spine or neck. This is also called a pinched nerve or compressed nerve. Anatomy: Nerves are the body's information highways that travel everywhere in the body, sending instructions to muscles from … Continue reading Trapped Nerve
There is a very good point to goal setting at any time of year, not just at New Year. When you set a goal for something you really want/desire to do and aim for it, you are more likely to reach it, especially eliciting help and support of someone who can guide you. Individual … Continue reading New Years Resolutions – Whats the point?!
Knee pain is very common, both from sport injuries and the wear and tear of day-to-day life. Knee joints serve a vital role in supporting your bodyweight and are put through added pressure when you walk, run or jump. Injuries include sprains, swollen or torn ligaments, damaged cartilage, and runner’s knee. Sports injuries tend to … Continue reading Knee pain
Pranayama means ‘to stretch the breath’. It is prudent to advance gradually in any form of stretching that we do with the physical body. When stretching the physical body the ligaments act as elastic tissue and have a great capacity to stretch, provided the extent of flexibility is approached and accommodated gradually by the … Continue reading Balancing the body with breathing (Pranayama)
Fascia has become a very popular topic recently, its true importance as a structural network having been largely ignored in the past. It consists mostly of collagen and elastin, forming a sheet of fibrous connective tissue that supports and separates structures throughout the entire body. If you have ever worn a twisted stocking or … Continue reading Fascial network
The body is a magnificently intelligent ‘machine’ that is able to withstand a certain amount of abuse without apparent problems. This enables us to continue to function in a relatively normal manor even when we are compromised. We are all familiar with the way the body compensates for a problem, e.g. where we automatically place … Continue reading Body compensation and scars