Do you find yourself with pain frequently? How about in multiple areas on a regular basis? Does it get worse when you increase your activity? Chances are that your body is not moving properly!
When areas of the body have improper movement, whether it is due to decreased joint mobility, decreased soft tissue (muscle, tendon, fascia) flexibility, or decreased stability, other areas need to change how they move in order to allow you to achieve the task at hand. For example, if your shoulder does not rotate like it should but you do a job that you need to rotate your hand frequently, your elbow and wrist will need to move through a larger range than normal for the joints, which cause cause muscle and tendinitis type problems in the forearm. Or if your thoracic spine is not mobile enough, your shoulder has to move through a larger range to get overhead, causing the rotator cuff to become strained or possibly tear. We also see problems when the trunk and hips are not stable enough, causing other areas to need to work harder to stabilize to perform a movement.
To avoid injuries, it is necessary that all your joints and soft tissues be moving properly, or as much as possible based on any structural changes that may have occurred over time. If this sounds like something you need to address, call or email to schedule an appointment.