At Pain Free, a frequent topic of conversation is balance. Finding the right balance between work and home, healthy lifestyle and indulgence, and with needed relaxation and activity. It’s challenging to have one aspect of our lives come to the forefront decreasing the energy and care we are able to devote to other vital areas. Our bodies do the same thing! When one area of our body is not functioning correctly, it calls on its neighbor muscle groups to achieve an action. When the neighboring muscle groups continue to help, our body becomes imbalanced.
Do you have shoulder pain? Back pain? Knee pain? This is likely stemming from an imbalance somewhere else in the body. One shoulder or hip could be higher. One foot might turn out, while the other is straight. In order to make the body stable, the left and right side should be a reflection of the other.
So how do we restore balance to our muscles? To the muscles that haven’t functioned correctly in months or years? Restoring alignment to the body involves bilateral movements. Our bodies should be completing movements with both right and left sides of our bodies working in unison. The shoulders, hips, knees and ankles should line up vertically. It is the complex underlying muscle network that pulls the bones and makes proper alignment possible. We want to wake up the inactive muscles and remind them that they have a job to do. We want to quiet the muscles that are doing too much.
That’s what we do here at Pain Free Performance. We assist you in bringing your body back to its original design. Through Egoscue, allow us to bring your body and your life back into balance.