The approach by Manualcircle is based on the following three concepts:
A.The body has the ability to heal itself After it is injured, the body is able to respond naturally to repair, remodel and recover itself. The manual medicine approach by Manualcircle enhances this natural process by putting the body on the path of optimum healing by manipulating the physical structures in the body.
B. The healthy body needs movement The body is a natural locomotive machine. Movement is essential for tissue health and repair.
C. The body is a unit The body functions as a single unit to allow external and internal shock absorption and /or production. The body unit consists of four main systems which work in synergy.
Should any part be in disharmony, other parts of the body will experience the negative effects.
The four systems are:
1. Active system This consists of muscles, tendons and fasciae (myofascial unit). These are structures that a person can activate and cause a movement to occur.
2. Passive system This consists of bones, joints, ligaments, joint capsules and discs (spinal). These structures cannot be activated unless they are moved, indirectly, by the active system..
3. Visceral system This consists of the cardiovascular, reproductive, urinary and digestive organs. All organs are mechanically and neurally linked to the other systems. It also releases hormones for communication within the body systems.
4. Neural system This consists of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. It provides the “electrical network” to control all the systems to function as one, thus achieving body balance, that is, homeostasis.
What does Manual Medicine do?
Manual medicine offers a combination of manual therapy and exercise-based therapy. Manual therapy involves a hands-on approach to first discover the primary cause and source of the dysfunction/problem. Having identified the root cause, steps are then taken to correct it. All four systems in the body unit can be manually manipulated to promote healing. Exercised-based therapy will complement the healing process as it guides the body through its normal range of everyday movement, sustaining the structural change achieved during therapy. This form of therapy has been proven to be a sustainable method for self-recovery and management.