The Neurology of Fascia: A New Perspective for the Effectiveness of Trigenics®
A very short article wherein Dr. Allan Oolo Austin, DC, DO, CCRD, CCSP; discusses how proprioceptive afferents from fascia can modulate our ability to feel pain due to the inverse relationship that exists between myofascial pain and proprioception. As proprioception goes up, our ability to feel pain goes down.
Comment: Restoring good flowing proprioception is vital as this is the data upon which your brain and spinal chord balances the neurological equilibrium between muscles, especially those that stabilise joints. If you can improve the coordination of muscle pull patterns around a joint, it’s functional stability increases, and stable joints lead to higher levels of functional performance. Improving the working performance of the muscles, joint and fascia can remove the excessive strain causing loads that result from unbalanced and poorly distributed weight/force bearing mechanics that ultimately lead to injury and thus pain.
In addition to changing tone in muscles, Trigenics also increases proprioceptive afferents to reduce pain levels. This allows the patient to get back to whatever desired level of performance quicker and importantly for those on a budget or time constraints – by spending less and with shorter recovery times.
We all know pain changes the way we move and our motivation to adhere to rehabilitative programs of care. When our practitioners use Trigenics as an additional tool to chiropractic care, physiotherapy or exercise rehabilitation, they know getting the joint moving with less pain is essential to normalising the mechanics around a joint or muscle allowing the body’s innate normal recovery systems to work quicker and with less self defeating reflexes of compensation.
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