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Neuro-Remodulation for rebalancing your body at Restore
Neuro-Remodulation may be a new term to you but it is something very familiar to us at Restore.
Neuro-Remodulation is similar to neuroplasticity which is the brains ability to change and adapt in response to new experiences & challenges, however Neuro-Remodulation has one big difference – it involves intentional effort and practice to create the change in the brain to achieve specific goals or outcomes.
Have you ever had and injury and/or pain and find yourself compensating because of it?
Compensatory patterns, the habits or movements that we develop to compensate for weaknesses or imbalances in our bodies provide temporary relief but over time they can cause further imbalances, limitations, and pain.
For example, a person with a limited range of motion (ROM) and weakness in their hips may compensate by overusing their lower back, leading to back pain and further hip weakness.
One of the key issues we see is people feeling imbalanced, either post injury (even if they have gone through traditional methods of rehab) or simply they feel they have become imbalanced from every day activities such as sport or gym work.
#movedifferent by exposing you brain!
Our main goal is to help you #movedifferent through use of Neuro-Remodulation, exposing your brain to specific exercise stimuli to aid in repatterning your movement helping to break inefficient and compensatory movement patterns.
Neuro-Remodulation during exercise strengthens existing neural connections (this is why it is so important to be assessed thoroughly and have specificity to YOU in your training, so you don’t continue to strengthen existing compensatory connections) and forms new neural connections between your brain and your muscles.
As you exercise, your brain learns to activate certain muscle groups more efficiently which leads to the formation of new neural connections that make it easier for your brain to control those muscles in the future.
Breaking compensatory patterns is of high importance as it helps to address the root cause of the problem, rather than just treating the symptoms.
Joint independance is vital
At Restore we effectively focus on stimulating specific Neuro-Remodulation by improving joint function and range of motion, allowing us to make stronger connections to each joint independently before we use them interdependently.
The more we work the individual joints through their full Range of Motion and in isometric positionings the brain learns to activate the same neural pathways more efficiently, across more muscle fibres, and this leads to the strengthening of those connections over time allowing the body to move in a more controlled and effective way leading to changes in the way the nervous system controls movement.
For example, by improving hip mobility, strength and control we can improve the way the nervous system controls movements such as squatting and jumping
Training to stimulate Neuro-Remodulation with the aim of breaking compensatory patterns is of high importance as it helps to address the root cause of the problem, rather than just treating the symptoms.
By identifying and addressing the underlying weaknesses or imbalances, we can correct our movement patterns and reduce pain and risk of injury.
It is vital that we stimulate the correct Neuro-Remodulation patterning and CNS activation in the brain to over-ride the compensatory patterns.
To do this requires a combination of both awareness and consistent practice.
It can be challenging, as our bodies and brains are often resistant to change. However, with patience and persistence, we can retrain our bodies and develop new, healthier movement patterns that serve us well in the long run.