"A patient was referred to me after the second surgery on his shoulder. The first was for a fracture at the humeral head. Traditional therapy did its best, but active movement was still significantly limited and a second surgery was done to remove scar tissue. After one treatment along these principals, we go so much movement out of his shoulder that he was convinced the second surgery wasn't needed."
Manual articular approach is a manual therapy modality that applies a comprehensive approach to the treatment of joints. By delving into joints like never before, MAA integrates all aspects of the joint including bone, cartilage, muscle, tendon, ligament, nerve, artery, fluid and visceral and emotional connections.
A joint is so much more complex than a place where bones come together. It is comprised of multiple components, that when functionally properly, allow the joint to glide smoothly and pain-free. If one component becomes problematic, the entire joint begins to compensate. This leads to dysfunction ranging from temporary pain to long term damage.
A symptom is only one piece of the puzzle and is not necessarily the most important element in that puzzle. The cause of a problem may actually be located somewhere other than where the symptoms appear to be present. This is particularly true with joint pain.
Optimal health relies on a balanced relationship between the different systems of the body - such as the nervous system, the visceral system, supporting tissues, bones, etc. MAA identifies the source of disharmony in the body as well as how and why it is impacting a joint where the patient is feeling symptoms. Through application of gentle and precise techniques, MAA allows the patient's body to become less bound by dysfunctional patterns, releasing the affected joint and ultimately allowing the body to achieve a state of optimal health.