Our brain is very clever and has the ability to learn incredibly complex things.
But, if it’s so clever, why can it cause issues?
The brain does what it can to protect the body or do things efficiently. This isn’t always benign. As human beings, we may develop poor lifestyle habits (e.g., poor posture, sitting too much or doing a lot of repetitive movements), get injuries or experience physical and emotional traumas.
Let’s say you injure your ankle. Muscles in the area are likely to tense up to create stability in order to keep you safe. As such, the brain learns a new pattern. The pattern may also become global, affecting your knees, hips, back and neck as we move in a way to protect ourselves or reduce the pain. So, while your brain kept you safer while your ankle injury healed, the new pattern in your brain may cause long-term issues throughout your body as muscles continue to be recruited to do things they aren’t meant to. This can be particularly painful if smaller muscles are overworking for larger muscles that aren’t doing what they’re supposed to.
Using NKT assessment protocols, such patterns may be identified. We break down movement patterns into its components, and identify and activate under working (neurologically under active) muscles. Once that is done, we then release the overactive ones (using massage techniques). This applies to other structures in the body as well, like scars.
So, that muscle tension or pain that keeps coming back may be there for a reason. Until you address the reason, it probably won’t let go.