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Why isn't my Elbow Pain going away?

Why isn't my Elbow Pain going away?



Now lets look at our lifestyles, one that of a sedentary, 8-12 hour a day office worker. Posture tends not to be the best. Certain muscles worker harder than others, and all of a sudden you are having a ‘fascial tug-of-war’ going on in your body. You go to train, your shoulders are feeling tight so your roll out your lats. Feels better, you do your workout and by the end of cooling down it tightened up again. Sounds like you? Or on the side of the coin you start doing pull-ups, lots of pull-ups and develop inner elbow pain (golfers elbow), you do a heap of mobility in your forearms, get treatment in your forearms with needles and every other gadget, get temporary change but does not last.

Sounds familiar? 

Read on 

Most people now can appreciate that for the body to perform at its best it needs to work as a whole functional unit. So what we used to sing as kids with the ‘hip bone being connected to the back bone’, actually now makes a lot of sense. So on the topic of connecting the dots, there are two muscles that play a massive role in how we move and perform as a whole being. They are the psoas (hip flexor) and the latissimus dorsi (muscle side of your body).  The reason being is that they connect the upper body to the lower body. This blog will concentrate on the lats. 

The lats are a super powerful extensor (arms back) of the shoulder and due to its fascial attachments downstairs; it also helps to extend the low back. On the topic of fascia,the lats are also part of the ‘posterior oblique sling’. Translated in English, your lats connect to your opposite butt. In a nutshell, it is super important in the movement game. 

Moral of the story were you think the problem is it isn’t. Instead of releasing the tight area, try strengthening the area where it may be weak. The lats and psoas are common, very common contributors. 

At Kinetic Healthcare, we utilise Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) with a sports chiropractic approach to work out if that pain in your butt is literally coming from there or somewhere completely different. 

Contact the clinic on (02) 9262 6473 to find out more information on NKT or to have a chat about your movement issues.

Why scars suck!!!


Why scars suck!!!



It constantly amazes my patients  (myself included) who have tried various forms of treatment for their complaint with no change, to then finally figure out that it was their old scar on their elbow having knocked it as a teenager, or even from an old piercing that was creating their problem.

BS I hear you say. Hang on one second, let me explain with an analogy.

Our body is not much different from a computer. We have our physical component (hardware) and the brain with its associated motor patterns (software).

Like the computer, we are born with pre-installed software to help Coordinate the body's movement, this is known as motor control. 

Now let's introduce scar tissue. Scar tissue moves different, feels different and acts different to your normal tissue. More to the point, scar tissue likes to disrupt the signal from the brain to its desired location. Some what similar of what a virus does to your computer. It makes it work different, maybe even more slow than usual and down right annoying. 

Now back to your body, if your scar tissue is changing the way that pathway is being received expect your body to change the way it acts and moves, down repetitively this certainly can lead to low back, neck or even jaw pain.

Neurokinetic Therapy is an assesment tool used at Kinetic Healthcare to determine if your brain and its pathways are being compromised by scars or old injuries which may be a cause to your pain. 

Moral of the story, just cause it hurts there doesn't' mean your problem is there.

Don't just guess. Have it assessed.

Kinetic Healthcare

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