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Helping clients with Physio and Systematic Kinesiology

Helping clients with Physio and Systematic Kinesiology

Margaret Fitzgibbon, physiotherapist and Systematic Kinesiologist

Margaret Fitzgibbon

As a physiotherapist for the past 11 years, I encounter clients on a daily basis who have had an acute injury, e.g. ligament, muscle and joint injuries. When there is a mechanism of injury, a specific movement or event that caused the damage, it usually is easy enough to determine the type or structures affected. The type of treatment/ rehabilitation that will be administered and usually the length of time it will take to get back to pre-injury levels of mobility and comfort is also assessed.

That said, in private practice, I find a large percentage of clients who come in with pain which is of unknown origin. It started insidiously without any known event and may be intermittent over time, it often progresses or affects activities of daily living significantly, and then they seek Physiotherapy intervention.

As with all Physiotherapy assessments we would consider whether there are any red flags, orange flags or yellow flags present for the client. As we know if someone had red or orange flags the treating clinician should refer onward to the appropriate speciality or A & E.

When it comes to yellow flags, like beliefs, unhelpful beliefs about pain, worry, fear, anxiety, and emotional responses to the injury, this might suggest a poor treatment outcome.  Chronic stress is also harmful to the physical body yet while I often found I would be aware of this, but I did not have any treatment tools, other than trying to reassure the client, using explain pain books, or gaining the client’s trust.

Assisting Clients using a Whole Person Approach

Having found Systematic Kinesiology over three years ago and completed the advanced training, I know I am much more able to assist clients in removing these barriers which gives their body the right environment to a full recovery. The approach works on the principle of “MCPE”, using Kendall style muscle testing, helps to ascertain the root causes of the client’s issues. It helps reveal other way to promote health, wellness and a return from injury or pain.  In simple terms this means that the “whole person” is considered when treating clients and less focussed on symptoms only.

MCPE - the whole person approachThe MCPE approach, which covers the main areas of Mental (Mental, or emotional upset, past or present) issues, which can vary from fear of injury, to work or relationship problems or worries; Chemical issues (can range from food sensitivities, to bacterias and viruses to poor nutrient absorption); Physical issues (these are the areas we are already aware of, joints, muscle, ligament, tendon, spinal issues); and Energetic (disturbances in the meridian system) which can affect muscle strength and function.

Case Study

Recently I met a lovely lady, who had been involved in a serious accident six months prior to her visit.  She had had physiotherapy intervention for 3 months, consisting of manual therapy and soft tissue release, but she felt she hadn’t improved much over this period and then sought osteopathic treatments for a further 3 months. Although she felt both did have some benefit in the short term, the pain, tension and restriction in movement had not resolved.

When this client cam eto me we established that her sartorius muscle was a primary weakness (which in Kinesiology is found to be associated with the Triple Warmer meridian and the organ association: adrenal).  I was able to determine that she needed chemical, energetic and emotional work for the weakness to be fully resolved.  Her treatment consisted of working on the associated points for the adrenal organ, releasing chronic stressful memories of the accident and fear at the time of impact, and giving advice on appropriate nutrition that would help her system recover (such as B & C vitamins).

This is why I find Systematic Kinesiology as a fantastic additional tool in my Physiotherapy practice.

As a physiotherapist we are already familiar with muscle testing which is a bonus; yet the difference in this approach is that we can consider issues other than those physical in nature.  On her return visit two weeks later she felt her symptoms had improved by 75%, her body had released some of the energetic, physical and emotional tension from the accident, her muscle testing results had improved, and her body seemed to have started to relax and allow recovery to happen.

Introduction to Systematic Kinesiology for Physiotherapists

As a KinesiologyZone Course Leader, I’m delighted to be running CPD training specifically for physiotherapists. The weekend training is where I share these additional ways to help our clients.  The course is set up for you to learn how to easily identify other areas that may be blocking a client’s full recovery. Taking into account the meridian system (without the need for acupuncture needles) you’ll learn how to balance the body using various points (Chapman and Bennett points), testing for basic food sensitivities, learning the relationship between specific emotions and certain muscle groups.  On top of that you’ll learn an emotional destress technique that is easy to learn.  The weekend will equip you with simple yet powerful skills that will help a wide range of clients.

To find out more about the next course simply click this link

Kinesiology for physiotherapists

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of Systematic Kinesiology and how I use it in clinical practice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  Margaret@kinesiologyzone.com

Margaret Fitzgibbon’s clinic is based in Westport, Co Mayo.

Since finding Systematic kinesiology, it’s has changed the way I look at my own health and well-being and that of my clients. The ability to ascertain what is affecting my health most at any given time, be its emotional stress, my diet or lack of energy, through muscle testing, allows me to simply find out what I would be best focusing to create change quickly. It has also helped me find long lasting ways to balance my lifestyle for promote my own physical & emotional health.

With regard to the clients I see in the clinic, the main response I hear post muscle testing and explaining the root cause of their personal issue is “that makes sense”. It allows clients to feel the effects specific thoughts, emotions or stressors have on the strength of their physical body & teaches them ways to reduce the effect. I love that it allows me to work holistically with the entire person and find the root cause or causes of their issue be it digestion, diet, emotion or energy.   It makes me feel fulfilled as a practitioner and “makes lots of sense to me”.

Since Systematic Kinesiology has made such an impact on my clients I hope to inspire other physios to learn this integrated healthcare solution and am delighted to be offering Systematic Kinesiology courses to physiotherapists around Ireland.

 

”Woman gave up WHEAT after she discovered it was the cause of her respiratory problems”

wheat free kinesiology

Lady suffered chest infections and was hospitalized for respiratory issues for years and it was all down to WHEAT

  • Ann’s throat would swell and she would have trouble breathing.

  • She had being diagnosed with asthma.

  • After being tested by a Kinesiologist she removed wheat from her diet and her health changed overnight.

Hear from Deborah Cunningham a Kinesiology Diploma student who treated the client –

A woman aged in her mid-forties came to see me. She had been suffering from frequent chest infections for years; had serious allergies to honey, cod, house dust and pollen and it was gradually worsening. Her throat would swell and she would have trouble breathing.  Her immune system was shot, so she dreaded the winter approaching and even in the summer she would get ill especially when traveling. She was diagnosed with asthma within the previous two years. As her symptoms worsened she was put on more inhalers and strong steroids she even ended up in hospital.  After hearing her history I did some food testing and found her main issue was Wheat!

Her diet consisted of alot of wheat, like so many people trying to find a healthy breakfast option she ate Weetabix daily for breakfast and had a daily diet consisting of pasta and bread.  She was willing to eliminate it and within a week she got in touch to tell me she felt miles better.

Within a short space of time she had lots more energy and had gradually reduced her inhalers with her doctor. By her third visit she almost off all her meds. She had Weetabix once over that period and ended up at the doctor with respiratory problems she stays away from the weetabix now!

People may not realize it, but the foods we are eating every day could be slowly corrupting our health and shortening your lifespan. After getting tested from a Kinesiologist, eliminating food is the only real way to know how Wheat is affecting your health.


Eliminate the usual foods for up to 25 days.
(The basic elimination diet is as simple as this: No gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, fast food, or alcohol.)

DO eat lots of fiber, fresh whole foods, and unprocessed meals you make yourself.
– DO eat lots of healthy fats found in olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, flax oil, walnut oil, and avocados.

After an elimination process of up to 25 days pick one thing you eliminated like gluten, dairy or eggs—but not more than one, and eat it.

See how you feel over the next 48 hours. If you have no reaction after two days, eat that same food again, and for a second time, notice how you feel. From there, it’s up to you whether or not to re-incorporate that food into your diet on a regular basis.

Once you’ve made a call on the first food you reintroduce, pick another one and follow the same steps.

Throughout the diet and the reintroduction process, notice how you feel. Maybe you’ll see changes you weren’t expecting. Maybe your sleep quality or your energy level is better. Maybe the redness in your skin is gone, or your belly is flatter or likes Deborahs’s client begin to feel and breathe better within days.

Deborah learned how to food test by attending one of our Balanced Health Training courses, by picking up these skills she has being able to go on and help other people around her.

If you want to learn more about our course happening nationwide visit www.KinesiologyZone.com/training

 

[ctt template=”7″ link=”D1YZ2″ via=”no” ]“Disguised as a bran muffin or onion ciabatta, is not really wheat at all but the transformed product of genetic research conducted during the latter half of the twentieth century. Modern wheat is no more real wheat than a chimpanzee is an approximation of a human.”― William Davis Wheat Belly[/ctt]
, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back To Health