Month: June 2017

Injury? What Injury?

Injury? What Injury?

Fascinating point. I never realized until recently how many different ways people view the word “injury”. It is my business to know your injuries. So let’s define the word injury.

Pertaining to physical harm, www.Dictionary.com defines it like this:

INJURY
noun, plural-injuries.
1. harm or damage that is done or sustained: to escape without injury.

2. a particular form or instance of harm: an injury to one’s shoulder; an injury to one’s pride.

Why do I care about your past or even present injuries?
Obviously, every time a client comes into my office they have pain or symptoms that are bothering them. During the initial assessment, I ask clients to tell me what kind of injuries they’ve had. Some will begin with the most recent injury, or the injury that started their pain. Those are obvious. Many clients however, have no idea what started their pain, so they tell me, they haven’t had any injuries. My next thought is, they came into my office with a chronic problem but they don’t understand how injury affects them, and so begins the explanation.
That definition above gives a general idea of what “injury” is but not how different types of injuries affect your body. Some people believe that if they haven’t broken a bone or cut their skin open or sustained a concussion, etc., they haven’t been injured. If that were so, why do they have this chronic problem?
The kind of injuries that I am referring to are impact, sprain/strain, electrical shocks and vibrational injuries as well (like dental work)
A study done by P Hansma, proves that bone enlarges with injury. And that after impact the structure is no longer the same shape.
Bone and fluid-filled organs house the largest percentage of fluid. “Water” can’t be squished anymore than it already is. So any structure that houses that fluid is literally expanding with impact.
Here’s a picture to help that make sense. Take a car crash for example. The force of impact gets absorb into the metal framework of the car body and the metal crushes and folds. At the same time, our structure hits the vehicle, and our insides hit the inside of our structure. So that same force that caused the metal of the car to fold, has gone through our body. What then absorbs that impact in our body? Answer: any structure that houses that fluid is expanding like a water balloon (but doesn’t necessarily always burst like a water balloon…). Those structures will eventually come back to a more normal shape, but not completely. There are now fingerprints of injury left behind in your body causing strain and compensating patterns, which as Matrix Repatterning Practitioners like to refer to as “Primary Restrictions”.
Other examples of “INJURIES”
concussions;  goose eggs (that swelling caused by being hit in the head); any falls down stairs, onto cement, down ski hill, off a tree, off a roof, figure skating, slips…you get the point; dental work that causes fine vibrations to the molecular structure of the bones in the face, pulled teeth, jaw reconstruction, root canals, etc; getting fingers pinched, getting nailed in the face, broken bones, falls onto ribs or abdomen causing concussive hits to the organs…etc.
Some of the more minor injuries or even only a few injuries throughout the lifetime can build up and cause wear and tear on certain structures, so a client might only feel problems as they get older. REMEMBER THIS: modern medicine is attacking “inflammation” in the body. But if inflammation is a natural response in the body to help the body heal, why is it a bad thing? Because modern medicine isn’t always looking at the source of inflammation, or the viewpoint that chronic inflammation is trying to heal something but it can’t because injury has changed the shape of a structure. What is your hope? The body is alive, living tissue, and designed to heal. Ask questions, how can we reverse the impact of the injury to get rid of that chronic inflammation? (example: reversing knee injury to avoid a knee replacement) (more to come on this topic)
What have been your injuries?