“The body works in alternating patterns of stable segments, connected by mobile joints. If this pattern is altered- dysfunction and compensation will occur.” -Grey Cook
All of us have experienced pain or discomfort at some point of our lives, so what have we done to treat it?
Maybe you’ve visited the doc just for him/her to say: “Take this pain medication”. Or maybe a practitioner has told you, “ Why don’t you ice it, stretch it, massage it?” How did any of those methods serve you? Probably didn’t work well, right?
My first few years as a strength and conditioning coach I assumed that my clients who had back pain due to having tight back muscles, that the muscles needed stretching, or that the core was weak. But now, after furthering my education in assessment protocols such as Functional Movement Screening, TPI, and others, I have learned that treating the symptoms does not fix the source of pain.