METHODS THAT GET RESULTS…Back & Neck Pain Brisbane


Pain relief, mobility & movement…

The approach is a comprehensive three-part treatment to establish pain relief, mobility and movement. A SLM Bodywork treatment requires the identification and lengthening of dysfunctional muscles which create imbalance in your body.

Each treatment works on the entire body – initially stimulating nerve and fascia lines – establishing blood and lymph flow, while releasing sustained pressure in a precise sequence to realign your body.

During treatment, you are working with your body, rather than forcing it. Each treatment is unique to your individual needs and how your rehabilitation is progressing.

Every treatment session is different from the last, as you uncover more layers and remove compensations from your muscular system. Over the course of therapy, you will come back to the underlying problematic tissue that initially caused your body to compensate.

SLM Bodywork is the most effective treatment for rapid postural alignment and is a vital component in removing deep-seated adhesions in soft tissue that are sometimes present in myofascial system. It forms the basis of my treatment.

To heal the body and permanently remove pain, the cause of the mechanical problems within the muscles must be diagnosed and corrected. The majority of pain is actually referred pain, the problem is always present in another part of the body. As I work on the entire body every time, the underlying cause of pain is felt by the patient and is identified as the main contributor to the injury.
This is very beneficial to the patient, as people are more likely to remember what they feel, rather than what is said.

Exercise Correctives and Home Trigger Points

There is often a gap between initially balancing the body to relieve pain to the point when the patient can resume greater physical activity. For longstanding injuries (such as neck pain and back pain), a patient is often at a stage where they require guidance to begin activity, and, upon becoming stronger, are able to incorporate dysfunctional tissue into full body movement patterns.

Often, the cause of injury is a dysfunctional movement pattern somewhere else in the body, redistributing load to the injured area. Using a holistic, movement-based diagnostic system, fundamental movement patterns are used to systematically find the cause of symptoms, by logically breaking down dysfunctional patterns and diagnosing the root cause.

Imbalances (asymmetries), compromised stability and joint range limitations unrelated to the injured site become apparent as the patient performs these fundamental movements. You are looking at the entire body as it relates to the injury, not just the injured site.

Trigger points specific to the individual are prescribed to balance the body at home and free up areas of decreased mobility. Coupled with gentle, corrective exercises, this will address any identified dysfunctional movement patterns during the patient’s rehabilitation.

The goal is to set a solid movement platform to build upon for a long-term solution. Sometimes, your lifestyle may need to be examined. For instance, correctives are less effective when countering eight hours spent hunched over a computer. If this is the case, you can benefit hugely from taking walk breaks or intermittently standing at your workspace.

If you’re an athlete, first move well, then move often. It can be hard to improve your performance and prevent injury without baselines. Looking at fundamental movement patterns, a baseline is created upon which to build fitness and performance, not compensations. Movement problems will only become worse when compounded by frequency.

“I healed a lot quicker with mobility treatments”David Jackson – Rugby