It might seem odd to see the results of TMR in action. It seems weird because the injured area has incorrectly been the main focus of our training and our culture. The top of this website asked the question... out of 100 clinicians how many start treatment on the injured right knee?
In every seminar I teach the answer is resoundingly 90-100%.
If you ask 100 patients who walk in with right knee pain what area they expect treated they never say their left knee.
They don't realize that not only is the left leg a great option but the trunk and upper extremities are too and not treating these maybe what is causing them to still be in pain. Most chronic pain is caused from knowing how to treat these areas effectively.
How did I engage in such a thought so different from my peers, my upbringing and my training?
I became aware of an arbitrary that has gone unnoticed when observing the motion of the body when it is injured.
An arbitrary is something that everybody takes for granted. It is forgotten as a variable and thus not thought of when making a decision. Most new discoveries are not discoveries, but just the observation of and then removal of an arbitrary.
Let me explain.
If a deer sprains its back right leg... what does it do with that injured leg?
It weight bears less on it...correct?
What is happening to the other 3 legs?
More weight bearing... right?
What then is causing the back right leg to heal?
And no I am not asking for a scientific dissertation as an answer. Just tell me what is causing it to heal based on what is observed?
Every time I ask this question in class the answer comes back something similar to...resting the back right leg.
Was that your answer too?
Here in lies the arbitrary. I have never had a single therapist say... resting the back right leg AND weight bearing more on the other three.
Even though a few paragraphs back you answered what was happening to the injured leg AND what was happening to the other three legs, for some reason the three legs just disappeared in the equation of healing.
Did you see that?
The arbitrary it is 'just not seen'... it disappears and what we are left with is an entire healthcare industry focusing on exactly what they see... the injured area.
The cool thing is tests and experiments can be set up to determine if putting more weight on the other three legs heal the back right leg faster than treating the injured area. It's easy to do.
Depending upon the trajectory the body took as the back right leg was getting sprained determines which leg to load more on to aid in healing. It is really cool when you know how to choose which one of the other three extremities to choose to fix a injured right knee. I hope one day knowing how to do this will be the norm rather than the exception.
Seeing the other three extremities (quadrants) as part of a solution alters the choices you now have to help patients that have failed your treatment in the past.
Experts who have been out for 30+ years are fascinated yet often embarrassed at the level of their ignorance because of this stupid arbitrary.
I hope you will join me in learning something no one else out there is teaching. This is not re-packaged material you have seen elsewhere.
See you on the inside!
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