In our physical bodies balance is controlled by 3 systems: the visual system (eyes), the vestibular system (inner ears) and proprioception (combination of sensors in the skin, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments). Our ability to stand upright and move in a coordinated, energy efficient fashion, is a result of our bodies ability to balance itself internally.
Lets take a brief look at how we develop balance. As babies the muscles of the neck and eyes begin the process. We move our heads and develop the curves of our neck. We begin to move and crawl and develop the curves of the low back. There are many complex neurologic mechanisms taking place all for the ultimate balancing act; standing. Which we do briefly, then fall over! We repeat the pattern until we co-ordinate ourselves internally.
As a B.E.S.T. Practitioner and Instructor, we are always focusing on balance; structurally within the body and ultimately in all areas of our lives. For to do so brings about health as an outcome.
Research has shown that joints that do not move freely, will create balance problems. Balance can become diminished as we age, further complicated by many pathologic-disease states. What practitioners and clients all over the world have discovered is the EmPower March, as a positive re-patterning tool for balance. This is in light of brain plasticity (the brains ability to learn new functions and drop old patterns).
When you receive regular B.E.S.T. treatments and implement your “homework” daily, you will feel stronger, more energy and balance – Naturally Right!
In Health & Service,
Dr. Roland Phillips BA, BS, D.C.