As a chiropractor, I get asked all the time about how to stay in "alignment" or preventing back injuries. I also get asked if they need to stay seeing me for the rest of their life and keep getting an adjustment, massages, do yoga, stretch, etc. Everyone seems to want the secret to stay feeling good.
The simple answer? Move.
It's simple, but also slightly more complicated when you start to break it down. Everyone has different bodies and goals, and what one person needs to do to stay healthy can be so vastly different than another person. Their similarities lie within our DNA- we are all humans.
Biomechanics is a simple way to breakdown and explain human movement. We try to use math and physics to breakdown all anatomical motions into 3 planes of motion. Unfortunately (but also amazingly), our bodies move in a way that is almost impossible to quantify into those 3 planes. Our muscles, ligaments, tendons, capsules, do not line up or pull in exact planes of motion. Even the most simple of joints have complicated motions with all of the insertions and surrounding muscles. How one person moves a joint can be different than another person's, in terms of muscle activity (and it can even be different in the same person moving the same joint).
Regardless of the muscle tone and training or neurologic activity, everyone still wants to be able to move their shoulder. Everyone wants to be able to bend their knees and sit down. Everyone wants to move from point A to point B.
This is where FRC and KINSTRETCH come in. This is why I do what I do.
While your goal of why you want your shoulder shoulder to function may differ than that of my MLB pitcher, you still want motion. And frankly, I don't care how you move it, I just want you to move it.
Ok, so that's not entirely true. I do care, but there is so much variability between people that saying "you need to use your delts" or "your glutes are turned off" isn't what we're looking for. What I care about is if you are using your shoulder to move your shoulder like a shoulder. Is your hip moving like a hip? Can your ankle act like an ankle?
That's where it gets simple. Moving like a human.
I teach KINSTRETCH because it's a movement enhancement system that is designed to develop maximum body control, flexibility, and usable ranges of motion. I teach this to pro athletes because they have to be able to control their bodies at crazy speeds, intense ranges of motion, and maximal effort. I teach this to my 60-year-old arthritis patient because she wants to be able to go on walks, go to the lake, and travel without needing surgery or constantly pop Advil.
YOU can benefit from KINSTRETCH. I don't know who you are, but I know you are a human, and I know in order to stay healthy, not be in pain, and be functional at an optimal level takes work. Now, KINSTRETCH is not the be all and end all. Maybe it's in conjunction with chiropractic care. Maybe it's needed along side physical therapy. Maybe you also just need to increase your overall strength. That's FINE. But you need to be a human, and humans are made up of bones, muscles, connective tissue, nerves, etc, and learning how to better control all of that "stuff" (as Dr. Spina would say) is part of being an optimal human.
Be a better human. Come see what KINSTRETCH is all about and how it can help you.