As an individual with designations as a Certified Athletic Therapist and Registered Massage Therapist, one of most common myths I hear all the time in rehab is “no pain, no gain”. For some people, they like to have an elbow stuck in their back, thigh or calf for a positive result.
That being said, it is quite the opposite for treating concussions. A lighter, gentle non-invasive approach is more appropriate. I have found that treating concussions with Matrix Repatterning is effective for reducing and eliminating headaches, increasing range of motion at the neck and overall wellbeing of my clients.
Matrix Repatterning is a holistic, whole body gentle form of therapy developed by Dr. George Roth. It is a gentle manual therapy based on restoring of the structure of the cell, its ability to stretch and return to normal shape by releasing tension - “tightness” of the cell after impact. The focus of Matrix Repatterning therapy is to find and release restrictions (tension/tightness) in bone and fluid filled organs. Although many focus on the neck and head for concussion treatment, concussions effect the entire body from head to toe.
For example, common to many concussions I treat, releasing restrictions (areas of muscle tension) in the lower body results in a return of full range of motion in the neck and often times a decrease in pain with a headache without even treating the neck or the head.
Here are a few case studies of patients with concussions treated with Matrix Repatterning in my practice.
Case 1: 14 year-old male Judo participant training for a major tournament. Cleared by family physician; however still has headaches and dizziness three weeks after initial incident.
First session - headaches went from a pain scale of 4/6 to a 2/6 and he regained full range of motion of the neck. Matrix treatment was applied to the lower body only.
Second session - retesting of specific eye movement prior to treatment resulted in dizziness. Matrix treatment to the neck and head resulted in no dizziness on eye testing.
Third session - retesting of eye movement in stationary and dynamic positions were normal. The patient was discharged from clinic and sent to work on return to sport protocol.
Case 2: 15 year-old male hockey player. Major symptoms were headaches (4/6 on pain scale), dizziness and decreased range of motion at the neck.
First session - treatment was applied to the lower body. Head pain reduced to 1/6 and the patient regained full range of motion of the neck.
Case 3: 18 year-old female with several previous concussions. She was taking prescription pain killers for her headaches. The patient had limited motion at the neck and rated the head pain 5/6. After treating the lower body and one side of head on the first treatment, the patient's head pain reduce to 1/6 and she had full range of motion of the neck.
Case 4: 18 year-old female dancer came in with headache (rated 6/6 pain) worse on looking up. After treating the lower body on her first treatment, the headache went down to 2/6 and then gone by the end of the day.
Matrix Repatterning Therapy is a unique form of treatment that resolves issues at the foundation or cellular level of the body. If you were to build a house on a shaky foundation, the house would be affected from the bottom up. Matrix Repatterning Therapy corrects issues at the foundational level allowing your body to heal from the inside out so you can feel, move and live better.
As a massage therapist Matrix Repatterning is a great manual therapy approach for concussions because of its gentle approach to healing.
Can Matrix Repatterning Help You?
The following conditions are associated with structural imbalance and may respond well to Matrix Repatterning:
Headaches and Migraines
Head Injury & Concussions
Dizziness & Tinnitus
Temporomandibular Joint Problems (TMJ)
Neck & Upper Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Shoulder & Arm Pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot Pain
Book an appointment with Mike to try Matrix Repatterning for your chronic pain conditions.