We have developed a system based on a specific set of skills and techniques that combine to successfully treat even the most stubborn painful conditions. One of the main reasons so much chronic pain is not treated successfully is that the root causes of the problem are not diagnosed or treated - too much attention is given to the site of pain, rather than looking for underlying causes.
When you start to look a little deeper, the site of pain is rarely the root cause of the problem; there will almost certainly be an underlying mobility and/or motor control problem which must be identified and corrected. Much of our success comes from addressing the areas which are often overlooked.
This means our assessments have indicated that the pain you’re experiencing is most likely a soft tissue or joint problem. This must be treated first. We actually find that getting people out of pain is not that difficult. Understanding why the pain started in the first place, and making sure you know how to stop it coming back, is a little harder.
If you’re in the mobility box, congratulations! That means you’re generally no longer in pain. Now is the time to start correcting the underlying movement dysfunction. Functional mobility requires normal range of motion and joint function throughout the body. This phase is often overlooked with patients being given complex rehabilitation or strengthening programs when they still haven't got the fundamentals right. This typically makes things worse. We all know the expression ‘you have to walk before you can run’; well, think of this in the same way: ‘you need mobility before you can add strength’.
Now we have resolved your pain and improved your mobility, it’s time to develop the way you move, that is, your motor control. Most pain we treat can be traced back to a motor control dysfunction. Most people assume that because they are performing a movement, such as touching their toes, they are doing that movement in the most efficient or functional way. The truth is that with a typical western lifestyle, normal movement patterns slowly change over time and this leads to changes in function. For example, the human body is not really designed to sit on a chair, but how much time do you spend sitting down? We address and normalise any motor control dysfunction, then train the correct movement patterns.
We developed the Kinetic Health System to offer a new approach to treating musculoskeletal pain and discomfort. We believe that the traditional orthopaedic approach used by most physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors doesn't adequately address the main causes of most musculoskeletal pain, changes in soft tissue and movement dysfunction. Utilising our team’s extensive training in leading cutting-edge soft tissue and movement therapies, such as Active Release Technique®, Graston Technique® (IASTM), and Functional Movement Systems, we found we were able to resolve the pain of over 90% of our patients.