Have you ever wondered why your back pain only resolves temporarily or not at all?
Why you must accept advice like “just learn to live with it”?
Having been in private practice as an Osteopath for 2 decades, I know I have!!
These questions have complex answers but in a nutshell it comes down to the existing healthcare system being much better equipped to deal with symptoms (i.e the short term relief of pain) than cause.
You don’t need to be a healthcare professional to know that if you target the cause you are far more likely to resolve the problem than continually addressing the effect or symptom (pain)!
ProMotion is a system that serves to help people find more lasting improvement with their back problem through addressing cause.
There are 3 types of Back Pain that ProMotion can help with:
Once pain has been around for a while, it basically moves in. And once it has moved in it causes degeneration.
But not the irreversible degeneration (joint osteoarthritis) we associate with ageing.
We are talking about the impairment and subsequent degeneration of movement, muscle and soft tissues.
The good news is that these types of degeneration can be reversible over time.
And this regeneration over time is a core focus of ProMotion.
What we do know is that with each back pain episode, the next one becomes more likely.
It is a self-perpetuating cycle. This settling in happens during the process of the pain moving in.Like an uninvited housemate who just shows up and stays, pain at first moves in temporarily but gets comfortable and stays.
If your back pain episodes keep recurring, particularly if they become more frequent over time, the ProMotion system can jump-start regenerating your movement, muscle and soft tissue to get that pain packing its’ bags and moving out again.
You may have heard the saying ‘prevention is better than cure’.
The 3rd scenario where ProMotion may be able to help is during or soon after your first few back pain episodes. The progressive deterioration of movement, muscles and soft tissues caused by pain won’t have started yet, and you can prevent it from settling in.
Early detection and intervention can help you avoid the degenerative pain cycle completely!
So whether your back problem is longstanding or relatively new, the ProMotion system will attack the cause and not just temporarily soothe the symptoms (back pain).
No more patch ups, no more band aids as pain over time silently causes degeneration and deterioration.
Lets work together to help you progress to more lasting improvement and regeneration!
The notion that everyone moves the same way, and therefore, has the same back problem is nonsense.
In fact this assumption is one of the very reasons why traditional therapy for persistent and recurrent back pain has so often failed.
Promotion is about empowering you to be able to adapt and tune your own movement and exercise for maximum benefit to you.
You will learn your Movement Code – and learn how to choose the right exercises for you, as well as how to skilfully adjust and tune movements to ensure you are always progressing and not just heading towards your next back pain episode.
In Promotion, it is here that the magic happens!
And your effort over time under our expert guidance is our magic concoction.
The key difference with training at Promotion is that we don’t give you generic, one-size-fits all workouts. We use what is still a very new concept – Prescriptive Movement.
The road out of persistent or recurrent back pain is always bumpy and unpredictable. Painful episodes or “flare ups” are normal and expected, particularly early on in your journey to more permanent improvement.
These flare up episodes often derail people’s efforts for more lasting and significant pain relief if not managed well.
At Promotion we place great importance on getting on top of painful flare ups as quickly as possible, to get you back on track to achieve your bigger picture goals.
In the mainstream model your back pain settling down is a cue for discharge from treatment, until your next episode of course. At Promotion, coming out of an episode of back pain is your cue to continue working towards a more permanent solution to your back problem.
Our treatment is in the form of Osteopathic manual therapy from experienced Osteopath Grant Burrows.