Functional Range Conditioning – Prehab over Rehab

Functional Range Conditioning – Prehab over Rehab

Why stay in pain, with no gain? A question I ask all of my clients while navigating this bodywork journey. Statement #1 “Pain, it’s just the way it is.” Statement #2 “I don’t even realize it anymore, it’s normal.” Two of the many statements I hear from clients as they travel on their pain management journey.

Short of neurological and psychosomatic, pain can be managed with progressive movement options. It has been studied that pain will limit our “want” or ability to move called “nocifensive response” (1). Not the physical or neurological ability to move. Now, this can be interesting when thinking of all the movement that was actually really easy once we actually tried the movement. Fact is, the skin is a receptor that tells the brain what the outside is doing, this regulates our experience. When creating an experience of progressive movement options our body is less likely to limit the full spectrum of movements we are blessed to create.

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Functional Range Conditioning combines progressive and regressive isometric loads (PAIL’s/RAIL’s) with controlled articular rotations (CAR’s) to build the joints capacity to bare loads at ranges of motion we don’t use every day. When the body has movement options it feels safe, when the body feels safe, the body is free of compensation during movement. 

Throughout my 10 years in the bodywork industry, the answer remains the same. If you want to heal properly. Moving 90-99% pain-free joint range of motion. Progressive loads must be placed on the tissues in order for them to model to the specifications demand placed on the body through daily activity. Wolffs (2) and Davis (3) law will explain that the body will not grow if not placed under proper specific loads. When the body is in motion, it will stay in motion. Provide the body with the most options for the greatest opportunity of pain-free movement

Increased joint resilience creates less injury. Let’s get your joints right. Why stay in pain, with no gain?

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Carpel Tunnel – The Elbow, a True Culprit

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Carpel Tunnel – The Elbow, a true culprit

Wrist surgery. Hope to be one of the last resorts, down the line from “carpal tunnel” wrist pain. Now the “” air quotes are to say that pain in a location may not be the cause of the pain.carpal tunnel massage, carpal tunnel rehab, carpal tunnel surgery

A large part of my clients present with weakness during pinching or twisting a knob, even gripping a coffee mug. Everyday activities for most of us. Pain in the wrist and hands can be relived. With progressive self-awareness and increased movement patterns.

“What can we do to not feel pain?”, you may ask. Let’s look at the elbow. When driving, writing or drinking, a typical wrist position is neutral with the thumb up and elbow out. This creates the need to internally rotate the shoulders which may clamp down on the nerve and blood vessels in the shoulder-neck area. Why is any of that important? Because any and all clamping of the nerves can create the numbing and or weakness associated with “carpal tunnel”.No way can a typing pad nor casual passive stretches will solve the problem.

4 concepts when treating wrist pain with manual therapy, that may be the difference between surgery and pain-free wrist:

  1. Recover or to prevent “carpal tunnel” or better-said wrist pain, is neuromuscular therapy combined with Functional Range Release (R) at the pronator teres and quadrates teres to relieve the tension/ pressure of the muscles that primarily rotate the forearm.
  2. Reinforces movement into the increased passive range of motion with active range of motion practice, brought to use by the Functional Range Conditioning’s wrist and elbow CAR’s (Controlled Articular Rotations).
  3. Consistency of movement in your increased range of motion. The best thing we can do when moving is to stay moving.
  4. Most powerful step is, always challenge yourself. Simply moving when you are tired is a challenge for some of us. Each and every time we challenge our bodies with movement, the body will adapt to the demand (load) and produce greater results each and every time we recover.

Increase strength at end range of motion. Increase the resilience of your joints, with prehab like FRC. A body in motion stays in motion. Challenge yourself to perform daily CAR’s to build your joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscle, and nerve connection by consciously activation during movement. Let’s get you right with your joints. Why stay in pain, with no gain?

Schedule you Functional Range Release/ Functional Range Conditioning session today.

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Some “how to” Elbow and Wrist CAR’s from Dr Ian Markow

Wrist CAR

Elbow CAR