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Steps to recovery

1. Find the root cause or weakest link driving the compensations

2. Correct its alignment

3. Release restrictions in joints and soft tissues in that area

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body’s compensations to injury Vancouver Physiotherapy

Pain and tension in the body is often caused by old injuries that have not resolved and the body’s attempt at compensating for them. The body compensates by switching on some muscles excessively (hypertonic), and turning off other muscles unnecessarily (hypotonic). This creates a string of muscle imbalances and mal-alignments up and down the body.

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Vancouver Physiotherapy AnatomyTrainsbyThomasWMyers

The Integrated Approach to Injury Management

Traditionally, physiotherapists have treated patients by localizing a joint or body part and focusing their attention on that isolated part. Though, this method has its merits and place, a global approach, taking into account the entire body and person with their individual expectations, thoughts and feelings will yield better long-term outcomes.