Musculoskeletal Correction is a technique that restores a proper balance between the skeletal system and the muscles and other soft tissues.
How does it work?
The human body is aligned and moves because of the forces applied to the bones by the soft tissues. If we were to remove the soft tissues from the body, our skeleton would be just a random heap of bones on the ground.
No bone can move by itself. It is moved by the contraction and relaxation of muscles. For example, if we want to raise our forearm then the bicep muscle must contract and pull up the forearm, while to tricep muscle (the opposite or antagonist muscle) must relax. To lower the forearm, the bicep must relax, while the tricep contracts.
If the musculoskeletal system is out of balance we end up with bad posture and bones not sitting where they belong. The body is gracious and sometimes is able to compensate for these imbalances and we are unaware of it. However, if the imbalance is not corrected then, eventually, the body needs to let us know that all is not how it should be. That message comes to us in the form of dysfunction and pain!
Musculoskeletal correction technique is used to cause muscles and other soft tissues to move and thereby restore the displaced bone structure to where it belongs. The correction is achieved by the practitioner applying very gentle pressure to specific points on the patient’s body, sometimes accompanied by precise movements made by the patient’s body.
What is Musculoskeletal Correction used for?
Any condition that is a result of musculoskeletal misalignment. Some of the conditions most frequently treated with this technique include:
- Neck, shoulder and back pain
- Pelvic imbalances
- Postural imbalances
- Ankle dysfunction, including displacement of the talus bone
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What are the benefits?
- Gentle and painless procedure
- Quick technique
- Effective, long-lasting results
This article provides an example of how musculoskeletal correction can be used with sciatica pain treatment