Your body is made up of many interrelated components - bones, muscles, nerves, a thin connective tissue called fascia, as well as internal organs (viscera).
Your body is made up of many interrelated components - bones, muscles, nerves, a thin connective tissue called fascia, as well as internal organs (viscera).Your organs are in perpetual motion. When you breathe, walk and stretch, your organs move in you chest and abdomen. For example, when you take a breathe, your kidneys move an inch; with deep inhalation they move four inches. In a day they move over half a mile!
This movement of organs is transmitted through fascia to other structures of the body. When you are healthy, all the structures move with fluidity.
This movement is important as it influences activities throughout the body from the tiniest cellular pulsation to rhythmic contractions of the heart and blood flow. Optimum health relies on this harmonious relationship.
Organs can lose mobility due to physical trauma, surgery, lifestyle, infection, pollution, diet, posture and pregnancy. Even emotions can have a great impact on how our body functions as organs are very receptive to our feelings.
When an organ is restricted and fixed to another structure, the body is forced to compensate. This creates abnormal points of tension, and chronic irritation gives way to functional and structural problems through the body.
Imagine a scenario where scar tissue around the lungs has altered the normal movement of the lungs. This could shift rib movement, creating pulls on the spine resulting in mid-back and neck pain, and limiting shoulder movement.
This scenario highlights just one of hundreds of possible ramifications of a small dysfunction magnified by thousands of repetitions each day. Pain can often be far removed from the cause.