Injuries to joints, ligaments and muscles send “protective guarding” signals to the surrounding tissues causing pain and decreased range of motion. Even though the soft tissues might heal within a few weeks, the neurological “component”, if not addressed can keep the joint in “guarding mode” long after the injury. This makes the joint susceptible to further injuries as it is now a weak link.
Dynamic Joint Recovery assists in ridding inappropriate soft tissue guarding, allowing the joints and muscles to relax and function correctly.
Through a combination of stretching and dynamic acupressure maneuvers on the muscle-nerve receptors, ligaments and tendon components of a joint, a fully functional pre-injury state can be possible.
There are several things to understand about soft tissue damage. When soft tissue gets damaged, it can no longer fully, 100% contract or relax appropriately. This creates weakness, pain and stiffness. Strengthening exercises applied to a weak, painful or tight muscle can cause re-injury to the soft tissue. Stretching a tight damaged muscle causes it to contract harder, actually preventing relaxation. When damaged muscles are stretched, nerve stretch receptors within muscles cause further tightness, not relaxation. To improve joint flexibility, one must address the neurological “protective mechanism” or “muscle guarding,” creating normal tone, before one applies stretching and strengthening therapy. This is the missing step in resolution of rehabilitating the injured joints. Stimulating reciprocal (companion, counter or opposing) muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerve receptors allow inhibitory (turn-off) signals to be sent the damaged joint causing the “protective guarding” mechanism to be eliminated.
Dynamic Joint Recovery is very effective for any and all types of joint dysfunction. However, there are limitations of matter and if ligament tears or severe muscle damage, etc. are present then referral to a specialist for evaluation is necessary.
Injuries to joints leave inappropriate soft tissue reactions within the nervous system long after the injury. Over time, these now inappropriate reactions create compensations all over the body, creating a state of stiffness, chronic pain and inflammation. Through a series of testing and treatment maneuvers (Dynamic Joint Recovery), improved biomechanical stability can finally occur. This technique is the undercut to all musculoskeletal therapies. Each maneuver preformed involves certain stimulation and movements as joints are not static. Removing the protective guarding mechanism is the primary goal of this technique before strengthening therapies. Stretching and strengthening programs applied over muscle guarding re-injure soft tissues. Dynamic Joint Recover supplies the omitted step in the cycle of recovery from an in injury.