Yesterday I listened to a really interesting podcast with the owner of a movement/posture clinic in Los Angeles called the Human Garage. I know what you're thinking... "I wouldn't get chiropractic adjustments in a garage!". They have no website and no advertising, yet they have no shortage of clients. Why? Because they're able to fix people who have suffered through years of debilitating pain while seeing an endless list of physical therapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists. They're like the A-Team. "If you've got a problem, and nobody else can help you... and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... the A-Team".
Their approach has similarities with ELDOA, which I discussed in a previous post. The premise is that the fascia is not just a sausage casing for our muscles. Collectively, the fascia contains the majority of our body's neurons. It runs continuously around, inside, and between every muscle in our body.
The important point is that the fascia stores trauma - repetitive motion or bad posture (like sitting all day) that accumulates over tens of years. The fascia has natural lines of force. When confronted with dysfunctional movement patterns the fascia compensates by adjusting these lines of force - creating intentional imbalances. These imbalances then cause problems down the road that are difficult to diagnose and fix.
This post is already getting long, and I haven't even scratched the surface of all that they discussed, so check out the podcast on your own if it stirs your interest.