Motor Repatterning

PHYSICAL DISCOMFORT & LACK OF FUNCTION

Physical discomfort and associated lack of function is a complex topic. One example of how motor repatterning can affect discomfort is this: If the discomfort is due to poor biomechanics, such as a compressed joint or stressed tendons, motor repatterning can address the underlying functional issue.

 

As an example, when hyper mobilization of the lumbar and cervical spine occur in sympathetic, this often causes discomfort in the lower back and neck and shoulder region, as well as functional movement issues. Creating new motor patterns in which the hips and shoulders are more mobile can alleviate the need for spine hyper mobility, thus addressing the underlying issue.

Other examples of poor biomechanics that can be associated with physical discomfort or functional issues are provided in the sections on injury & joint disfunction, and surgery prevention.

The spine bones have many overlapping bony components, which limit the spine’s mobility. Over mobilization of the spine caused by lack of mobilization of the hips and shoulders can cause deterioration of the spine bones, compression of the spaces between the bones, impinged nerves, and other problems.