How Biomechanics Helps to Reduce Pain
"I like to look at anatomy like a map." Today Susi introduces a topic she is passionate about anatomy, biomechanics, and kinesiology. She shares how they relate to Yoga, how they relate to the reduction of pain, and overall recovery and healing. She outlines this in three segments, defining these concepts and then sharing a little bit about why she's so passionate about them on this episode of From Pain to Possibility.
Susi speaks about anatomy being the mapping of muscles, other tissues, lymphatic system, nervous system, and blood vessels. Biomechanics is how we see these forces move through those systems and Kinesiology being the studio of how a movement happens. She also shares that posture is how we embody our structure.
Listen as Susi talks about the range of motion and how if we have limitations, our brain and body will find a way to compensate, it will get the thing done. She wants to emphasize that just because you compensate doesn't mean it's wrong; it means that you are highly adaptable and flexible and can find a gazillion different ways to get a job done.
Susi says that if we can bring better movement patterns and better awareness of those movement patterns into the mix, we can become more aware and connected to our internal feedback mechanisms. We can see when that movement pattern is starting not to work anymore and make an intervention.
If you find yourself feeling a spark of wow that is so cool, how she is using awareness and integrating that into the western method of anatomy, biomechanics, and kinesiology and how these two worlds meet, then reach out to Susi and have a conversation about how this can fuel you in a personal or professional way at www.functionalsynergy.com.
In This Episode:
[00:30] Welcome to the show!
[01:11] Susi discusses anatomy as a mapping of muscles, tissue, lymphatic system, nervous system, and blood vessels.
[01:27] When we look at biomechanics, we see how these forces move through those systems.
[01:41] Kinesiology is the study of how a movement happens.
[02:33] The physical plane is the human body.
[03:03] Posture is how we embody our structure.
[04:55] Posture is a result, it's not the process, but out of helping them move better, their posture improves.
[05:42] Listen as Susi explains what she means by move better.
[07:13] Susi shares a story about someone she knew with neck pain.
[09:35] Susi speaks about what many of her clients come to see her for and what she sees.
[12:29] Susi has people move in a range that doesn't have compensation.
[14:18] We are blending Yoga's concepts with the movement piece of how someone is actually moving their body.
[16:30] Rather than looking at movement as an exercise that you need to get done, pay attention to how you are doing it.
[19:19] Thank you for listening, have a great time exploring.
“I can see lots of paint and strain improve when I start at the largest joints first.” - Susi Hately
What You Will Learn In This Episode:
“If you really look closely at those people who feel they have a big range of motions, you will see time and time again how limited their movement actually is.” - Susi Hately
“What we know is that where the pain is isn’t the problem, it’s a signal that there is dysfunction present.”
- Susi Hately