Range of Motion

    Our joints are sometimes very complex systems.  Treating range of motion problems require working with muscles, joints, the synovial sacs and fluid, ligaments, tendons and bones.  One has to follow the anatomical and mechanical mechanisms that affect the joint to find the problems.  A single joint may have 40 or so muscles involved and may work with other joints to produce specific motions in the body.  There are also some muscles that have to be balanced so that different segments of the muscle are coordinated with the rest of the muscle.  Muscles will also compensate and move to less advantageous positions to compensate.  When corrections are made the muscles may have to be repositioned.  One must deal with tendons and ligaments as well.  Bones will also slip out of position as affect joint flexibility.  Scar tissue can also affect joint movement as well as cartilage problems.

Often the only way to restore normal rage of motion is through bodywork to remove fascial adhesions. 

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