The initial objective is to “map” the body. This is done through a series of orthopaedic assessments and functional movement patterns (this process is quick, easy and painless). From this information, Finch Therapists can identify stiff segments of the spine, pelvis and rib joints. These segments of ‘stiffness’ tell your therapist information that is needed to trace the primary source of your pain.
If we view the body in simplistic terms; any moveable joint in the body cannot move without muscles contracting. A muscle cannot contract without receiving a signal from the brain.
If the signal from the brain to the muscle has been disrupted, (this can occur because of trauma, motor vehicle accidents, sprains, fractures, sporting injuries, damage from wear and tear of daily activities, overuse and repetitive movement patterns etc.) the muscle function becomes underactive ultimately leading to joint stiffness often a long way from the underactive muscle because of a connective tissue called Fascia.
Fascia has many roles, however, one of its main functions is to allow one muscle to attach to another; creating a domino effect. For example, if there is tension in the shoulder, this can cause muscular tension all the way to the opposite foot!
Finch Therapists are specially trained to treat your painful conditions but more importantly identify where the pain is coming from. This ensures you get the best possible treatment outcome.