You are a Healing Miracle
Curious what kind of healing miracle?
It's YOUR body. Yes. Your body is nothing short of a Miracle.
Your body has the inherent ability to heal itself. Yes it can. It does.
You cut your finger, it heals. You don't even have to go to the doctor. Just make sure the cut is clean and possibly covered. Miracle. In a day or two or three it's like it never happened.
Break a bone? Is it still broken? No. It healed itself, maybe with the help of a cast or a sling but it did heal. All you had to do was wait. That's all, just wait.
Here is a picture of my mother's humerus (arm) bone. (Yes and you can even see her pacemaker.) Check out the BROKEN humerus. Wow, that's some break!!
Even at age 94 (!!!!) her body healed this bone!! Because of her age, she did not have surgery. She wore a Sling for 8-12 weeks during which time the bone stabilized and it literally knitted itself back together.
The bone healed itself. She didn't take any special healing pill, no surgery, no stem cells, no nothing! At 94 years old, she has 85% range of motion in that shoulder. Pretty amazing.
Below is a photo of a bone on bone knee. No it's not bone on bone due to age. That's never the reason. It's bone on bone because the joints above and below the knee were not stable and aligned and functioning properly to keep the knee straight so it ground down the cartilage (see the left image of the knee on the outer edge--the gap is closed because the cartilage is wore away.)
After a year of retraining the muscles of the hip and ankle (with posture alignment therapy) to work functionally and fully, the knee was able to reposition and the cartilage was able to reestablish itself.
Miracle? No, it's the body's built in capability to heal and regenerate. See the bone on bone is gone and cartilage reestablished itself.
Modern medicine will never be able to replicate the body's own inherent ability to heal. Mother Nature is far smarter than man. Man just has to step back, swallow some pride, and start looking at physical problems functionally. How should it function, how is it functioning. Where is the gap. Why is it not moving straight. What natural non-chemical support is needed to provide what's missing.
Call us to discuss your pain and dysfunction. 772-559-1532
Forward Head Posture
"I'm doing some research on Forward Head Posture correction for personal use and I came across your website. I was wondering if you could shed a light on a question of mine.
I came across the information that sleeping on your back on a hard mattress or even on the floor, with no pillow or a small neck support can actually reverse a case of forward head posture, by forcing your neck into a more natural position for several hours. Do you think that's a helpful approach? Do you recommend it?"
I do not agree with that approach since it is a waste of energy treating the neck or head as if it is a separate island, separate from the rest of the spine and body. The spine and head sit on top of a bowl-like structure, the pelvis which moves like a ship's 3-Axis Gimbal.
The pelvis is designed to move in many positions with the use of many pelvic and hip muscles. Muscles can over time end up restricting some movements in favor of other movements and then the spine has to follow since the spine sits on top of the pelvis.
Pillow, no pillow, neck support, no support......look at the 4 postures from Kendall McCreary's book Muscles Testing and Function with Posture and Pain and study the position these pelvises have gotten in. See how changing the position of the pelvis directly changes the position and shape of the spine and what affect that has on head position? Forward head position.
Don't chase the symptom. Don't waste money on gimmicks and gizmos. Look at the body as a unit. Treat the body as a unit not separate parts as islands.
Call us for a consultation today 772-559-1532.
Catee Ingwersen is an Egoscue certified Posture Alignment Specialist and Licensed Massage Therapist.