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Functional Unit

All of our therapists have trained extensively in manual therapy techniques. We perform a comprehensive evaluation addressing the musculoskeletal system as a functional unit. The musculoskeletal system consists of all of the muscles and joints in the body and also includes the continuous, multidimensional connective tissue called fascia that covers and connects every cell of the body.

Therefore injury, disease, and/or surgical intervention affecting one part of the musculoskeletal system, often directly or indirectly affects all other parts of the body. Frequently the painful area results from areas compensating for limitations in the body.

 

An analogy explaining the phenomenon

If two people are carrying a heavy object and one person drops his/her share of the load, the person bearing the increased load issues the complaints (pain).

 

The body is an amazing creation of continuous connected networks that can compensate well for a long period of time without symptoms. Problems begin to occur when a person has multiple areas that need compensation, which in turn causes the body to function inefficiently. It may be at this point that a person has a minor accident, a major trauma, or simply bends over to pick up a pencil from the floor and develops severe pain.

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