Rehab: THE PROCESS
We do not treat pain or symptoms, we prefer to address the root cause of these issues.
The underlying cause of virtually all pain and injury is found in how your nervous system controls your muscles. When this control system is working properly, your muscles are activated to protect your joints, absorb the forces encountered during movement, and keep you safe. This is the healthy state we see in most young children, who can jump off swings and high ledges and land safely. They do not hurt their backs or tear ligaments.
Unfortunately, through different habits and responses to minor and major traumas, the ability to use muscles in this way diminishes. When the neurological control system malfunctions, your muscles can tighten and shorten, losing the shock absorbing ability they are designed to have. Or they can weaken and become less responsive from reduced challenge. When the muscles don't work as they should, force instead goes into areas such as: tendons, ligaments, cartilage, discs etc. that tend to get hurt. Also, other muscles will kick in to try to brace or "splint" the compromised area, which creates excessive tension and feelings of stiffness.
We are not doing therapy or directly treating any of these injured or painful sites. Instead, we find exactly where your neurological signals are dysfunctional and where your muscles are not supporting you as they should. We then teach those muscles to start doing this job again, so they provide the support they're supposed to, protecting the injured or painful area while it can heal. At the same time, our unique, electrical stimulation devices can accelerate the biological process of tissue healing. The net result is a faster recovery. With this background in mind, Elite Level Wellness includes two parts: