Myths About Illness/Injury/Pain, Truths About Healing

By Susi Hately, B.Sc. Kinesiology, Registered Kinesiologist


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First myth: Pain is part of getting older.
First truth: Tissue can change and function can improve at any age. It all depends on the stimulus you give it. (Most of my clients are between 50-65, some in their 70’s and they all get better much faster than those in their 20’s and 30’s)

Second myth: Nothing has worked.
Second truth: Nothing has worked, yet.

Third myth: Feeling pain means being overwhelmed by pain.
Third truth: By learning to move in a range that doesn’t increase pain, your pain will decrease.

Fourth myth: It took 40 plus years to create this problem, it will take a long time to resolve it.
Fourth truth: If a client’s reason for resolving their issue is compelling enough, the speed of healing can be quite mind blowing.

Fifth myth: True change is impossible.
Fifth myth: True change is entirely possible. The first and second steps are awareness and self-care.