The most efficient function requires both mobility and stability. It has been proposed by Manohar Panjabi that for a system to be stable there must be optimal function of three interdependent systems: passive, active, and control. A stable system does not necessarily mean loose in the biomechanical sense. Looseness can mean hypermobile (moves too much), poor timing (moves too soon, too late, or not at all), a weak muscle or ligament in the system or the inability to control the desired movement rendering it a faulty system. If one or more of the parts of this interdependent system doesn’t work properly, pain and dysfunction are the results. The muscles of your spine are guide wires that hold the spine in its neutral position during all movements. When the spine is injured, there is a glitch in the stabilizing system that has to be retrained before any actual strengthening can begin. It is like trying to build a house on a foundation where the cement has not cured. You end up with a system that cascades into a progressive cycle of disrepair, pain, and limited function. Regardless of the cause of your pain, the therapists at Connolly Physical Therapy are experts in evaluating, diagnosing, treating and helping you retrain the movement dysfunction that is the pain generating issue.
Spine, hip and pelvic stabilitygld_connolly2019-01-04T22:30:34+00:00