By Sean Phelps DC: Grateful Changemaker
We are all ‘Artists Of Possibility’ : My mission is to help implement a 21st-century blueprint for physical health, emotional balance, mental clarity, and expanded awareness.
“At the age of 28 after Thai boxing, I predictably got injured and was treated with chiropractic. This allowed me to make a quick recovery from a low back and hip injury that completely immobilized me. I decided after this that I would study chiropractic to try and understand and ‘solve my own pain’.
After 9 yrs using a breakthrough in body-work, breath-work, and mindfulness meditation. I have found that all is needed at the beginning is some openness, curiosity, determination and a taste of restored posture and movement, that I can deliver has a big effect on mental health, including a alot less stress.
Redefining structural work versus therapy
The mechanism for postural distortions begins early in childhood or whilst being held in the womb. So the aberrant position in the womb, either my mother or poor positioning, and/or child birthing process, perhaps falling down the stairs- often the first over looked initiation of physical an/or emotional trauma.
Can a structural method of body-work fix what your body cannot? and why therapies tend to be experiences.
My first experience of an injury was falling down the concrete stairs at school and in the playground on the wet floor. We assume that as it happened
This or these mechanical injuries causes the shape of your spine to change which leads to the mis-alignment and over time leads to a body changing into similar but slow stooped postures over time. (Think aged population). If you think that this is normal then, I would say, how do you know? Easier to accept that this is normal, YES!
There are many injuries that can occur but the one we are focusing on here is as follows. A bone moves out of place forward and creates tension on spinal cord and nerves. The body settles after this injury by compensating/ twisting to reduce the tension (symptoms are experienced). The next step to reduce these symptoms the body is clever and pulls other bones out of place to help distort more this injury and relieve pain. After these steps the body goes through and more compensating injuries and there will be episodes of pain and relief .
The essential point of this mechanical ‘anomaly’ and breakdown of posture is that the human frame cannot self-correct the forward displacement of the vertebrae, as there are no muscles pulling in the direction needed to correct it!
A forward head and neck on a body. Imagine that you are holding a medicine ball, the average human head weights 5 kgs. How much heavier would it seem or how much more strain would it be to hold, if you held it with your arm outstretched in front of you, compared to close to your chest? Your arm would feel the weight more and be trembling or at least more strain?
From Headaches to pins and needles
Tension headaches, pain or muscular tension in the neck, upper back or shoulders, or numbness or tingling down the arm could and very often are associated with postural distortions.