Mobilisation of the spinal joints is known to achieve the following: To safely tackle chronic joint pain To help with manipulative treatments To improve resilience in daily activities To reduce inflammation and increase circulation levels To create a positive circle of greater movement...greater fitness...greater movement " Within two weeks the difference in my whole body was obvious and I began to lose some of my scepticism. I used it religiously twice a day and after a month the improvement was very great. The pain was less and my flexibility was better than it had been for years " - Bernard Gallacher OBE - Pro Golfer
The Mobiliser System is designed as a 1 Month home package: (However, Free taster and regular sessions are now available in our centres and at medical practitioners)
The Mobiliser System™ combines our Spinal Mobiliser System with our advice and on-line interactive consultancy (we've helped thousands to improve their well being and to improve their quality of life)
To answer that it's best to start by looking at the brilliance of the spine: and also where it catches itself out as we age.
When the spine experiences a small localised injury, fairly common in the active and the young, the spine's first response appears to be to limit the movement of the stressed area, and to ask other areas to do more. This allows survival ... the spine must allow us to continue functioning at all times!!
In consequence the injury can appear to “heal” very quickly and the person may be completely unaware that instead of healing completely they compensated.
As years go on the spine's originally brilliant quick fix may not look so good. We live longer than our ancestors and we now want to be active well into our twilight years, still travelling, playing sport etc.
Movement is absolutely essential to maintain a healthy spine, and it's considered to be a major factor in recovering from spinal injuries ... but if we've been using a significant compensation, or more likely multiple compensations, for years, some parts of the spine can have been locked out of the spine's movement system creating localised deterioration of the previously injured area, and excessive strain on the areas being asked to take over the injured parts' original role.
Sometimes treatments work:
There are many ways to try and tease or force a spine to move again after an injury, including the old myth of bed rest (now discredited as it creates stagnation and weakness) and the very effective methods of increasing activity, balanced sitting, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Pilates and Yoga plus much more. Normally such things are very effective, especially if the treatment occurs soon after the compensations are created.
And sometimes they don't:
Many people don't seek treatment because the symptoms go away or stop treatment too soon. They can be fooled about the way they get pain for a while and then all is well for a time. Gradually though the interval between incidents can get shorter and the symptoms worse.
Back pain sufferers can be completely confused about why a part of their spine eventually deteriorates so that they are in 24/7 pain. They often now trawl different practitioners and take up multiple life style changes without getting the improvement they seek. What's worse ... taking painkillers can wreck the stomach and kill!
(Bear in mind that even a traumatic identifiable single incident may not have happened unless a localised area had been weakened first by years of compensations)
At last relief?
People seek us out to find a new approach and to claim their life back. Sometimes we can make a huge difference with a simple gadget, a chair or a mattress, but sometimes these will just be small relief for a big problem. In that case they often choose The Mobiliser System, either to supplement exiting treatment or because they've already given up on treatment.
What does the Mobiliser do?
The Mobiliser hardware is used in our centres or at home and causes repeated movement at the facet joints along the spine, and this reminds the spinal system to move, and to share the movement between all joints. A session lasts 15 minutes.
Whilst lying on The Mobiliser the spinal joints are slightly pulled apart and they are moved through a range of movement that is somewhat less than normal healthy movement ... but typically more than the user can currently create for themselves.
The movements are kept below the level of an adjustment (the crack people hear at many medics) but are made hundreds and thousands of times with the intention of removing the compensations and creating natural movement.
What does it feel like?
At first most people find that moving their spine feels threatening, and may cause them to wonder if their spine should really be made to move that much. However, during the first 15 minute session, most users find their confidence grows, and afterwards most people describe feeling taller and more fluid. They usually find the next 24 hrs creates optimism. The second to 20th use of the Mobiliser can feel rather more tough, because the spine objects to being asked to work disused segments. Often early users of The Mobilisation System seek reassurance. And that's where our support comes in.
We monitor your Mobi journey and interact with you to get you past initial symptoms. We can and often do include your favorite medic in the on-line conversation. We see improvements in almost all users of the online consultancy.
How long before changes are apparent.... and do they hold?
Here we wish we had a crystal ball.
For recent injuries with recent compensations the body's ability to forget the compensations is very good. And removing the compensations often leads to a rapid improvement that does not deteriorate.
Users with recent compensations rarely use a Mobiliser for more than two months. Hence hiring a “Mobi” and using the support system is a good bet.
If, however, the compensations are well established it may be that the compensations will always recreate if they are not inhibited. In such circumstances many people buy a Mobi with life long consultancy and prefer this to taking painkillers for life. Often the user will continue to have treatment from their preferred medic, enthused by just how well the combination lets them lead a more normal, usually very active, life.
What do medics think of the Mobiliser System?
There are already hundreds of medics who use the Mobiliser System for their own well-being and that of their patients.
IThe Mobiliser has passed the final stage in a five year plus Approval Process within the UK Military. This follows many years of testing by physios and GP's, and widespread use in medical centre's in the UK and overseas.
The Mobiliser is in widespread use in the MOD including the RAF, within both their medical centres and their gymnasiums.
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