Many people have their concept of the human body as a frame of bones which have muscles, ligaments and tendons hanging from them; however the reality is that these soft tissues actually suspends the bony structure within it – holding up the bones of the skeleton in what is known as a geodesic structure.

Therefore the integrity of the body’s structure and function is predicated on the condition and balance of the soft tissue not the other way around.

One of the main techniques we use is called Muscle Energy Technique (MET) which resets tight muscles to their correct length without stretching or massaging and allowing them to begin to correctly function once more.

A tight muscle is a short muscle, and a short muscle is a weak muscle – since a muscles power is derived from going from long to short, a short muscle is like a piston at the bottom of it’s stroke.

MET re-establishes the length of the muscle, allowing it to once again function efficiently.

Facilitating – not Forcing Change in the Body

The human body is a marvel of creation as evidenced by its sophistication of form and function, with all of the many structures working in harmony and balance called Homeostasis. However due to many factors of everyday life our bodies often become compromised and lose this perfect balance – which is where finding the appropriate treatment method comes in.

There are many treatment modalities, there is no ‘one size fits all’ treatment method or treatment plan – which is why each person is individually assessed and treated accordingly. However one of the primary understandings of the human body it to help it change, not force change, since if forced from one point to another it will often return to its old position through habituation.

This facilitation of change is a much gentler and more considerate approach to treatment of disfunction within the body since it enables the body to adapt and retain its best position of range of function within each individual’s personal set of physical circumstances.