Our nerves relay messages from the brain to all our body parts and vice versa. There are approximately 45 miles of nervous tissue running through our body. For many years I have been experiencing in myself and observing in others the struggles that people have related to the nervous system. Our nervous system allows us to feel pleasure and pain. It works volitionally and automatically and both simultaneously. The nervous system is both simple and complex and definitely fascinating.
To better understand your nervous system, think of the brain as the main frame computer and the nerves are electrical wires that connect the brain to all body parts. The wires turn on/off the lights in the inside and outside of every compartment or room of your body. When these wires are irritated, trapped or damaged, normal function of that body part is disrupted. When nerves are healthy and happy, everything works wonderfully and we live in an integrated state of amazing brain-body connection. This means that your right and left brain hemispheres are hooked up, talking wonderfully to all body parts and your body does what you expect it to and you don’t even think twice about it.
What happens when we are not integrated? Being in a non-integrated state can take on many different forms. The reduced integration of the nervous system can be subtle or catastrophic. It can look and feel like a nervous breakdown, chronic back pain with sciatica and foot drop, autoimmune conditions, sensory processing disorder and the list goes on. Neurological inhibition is what I call this state. When we have some form of this going on then the result is going to be some kind of pain and suffering on a scale of mild to severe.
What are we going to do about this pain and suffering? Our approach is a holistic one. We work with people who come seeking relief from suffering. I call this Integrative Physical Therapy. Integrative Physical Therapy can help you learn more about your body, how it works currently and how it’s meant to work optimally. The tools we use are education, manual therapy, and healthy movement in Direction of Preference. There is a belief that all movement is good, which is not 100% true. It would be more accurate to say that movement is better than no movement. When you are injured, in pain and have lost normal function, movement in the Direction of Preference is the most optimal movement that can be done and when applied effectively one can overcome and control pain, recover normal function and have way more fun!
I invite you to join me on this journey of Sensational Matters. My hope is to give you bits of information to integrate over time and help you learn more about your amazing self, feel better in your body, understand your past and current struggles, and have more freedom in all aspects of your life. The more you understand yourself, the more you can impact your health in a positive way.