A New Approach to Pain Relief
Exercising your good side will make your bad side better…
Neck pain can be resolved by doing sit to stand exercise
… I’m not kidding but these statements are true and I’ve seen it!
I am one of the few therapists in the U.S. who are trained in this surprisingly effective pain relief technique. It is relatively new technique that is not taught in any physical therapy school, and many therapists are not familiar of. The concept is a little bit out of the ordinary as it teaches you to exercise the “good” side to treat the “bad” side… I know that’s hard to believe, I had my doubts too! ...
… But after seeing numerous amazing results to my patients with different types of disorders—I became a believer.
What is Total Motion Release (TMR)?
TMR is a movement-oriented evaluation technique that looks at movement imbalances, and then uses a somewhat new process of performing exercises on the “good” side to aid in treatment.
Simple and easy to learn technique
The nice thing about Total Motion Release is its simplicity. When you come for treatment you’ll receive simple and easy to learn five tests to check movement imbalances or restrictions of the five major joint regions of the body—the shoulders, spine/rib cage, hips, knees, and ankles—comparing one side to the other.
The main goal of TMR is to balance these five joint regions and eliminate the restrictions, because one of these restrictions could be the main culprit (cause) of your pain/problem.
Treating these imbalances or eliminating these restrictions will result in big changes of the severity of your pain and more often eliminate it. And what I have observed that the region that has the greatest restriction is usually found distant from where your main symptoms.
One example—is a patient of mine who had a severe neck pain, after doing the tests we found the biggest imbalance or restriction in the knees and ankles. And after the knees and ankles were exercised and balanced his neck pain improved significantly.
Exercise the good side will make my bad side better?
This is what makes TMR different from other conventional treatment… Once the area of greater imbalance is found, let’s say it’s on the knees and the bad or weaker side is your right knee, you will then be given exercise on the left knee or stronger side to make the right better. And often if the knees are balance the main complaint (e.g. neck pain or back pain) will improve dramatically.
The concept of working the “good” side of the body to help the “bad” side is a newer concept, but it has been studied in the other areas of rehabilitation therapy for several decades, but I’m not going to explain any further the concept as terms or languages will just confuse you especially if you’re not familiar with some medical terms.
What really matter is—the technique works!
Total Motion Release teaches you to become your own pain manager
What I mean by this is that once TMR is learned you will be able to assess your own body and at the same time treat your own self if your pain return or new problem arise, and you will get the same result at home as if you were treated in the clinic—that’s what makes this technique unique.
Does TMR work on everybody?
Unfortunately, some conditions don’t respond from TMR as every condition or disorder is different, but this technique has continually helped a lot of my patients who have tried different types of treatments in the past, or who have been told that there’s no cure or the only solution is surgery. Even to this day TMR continues to work wonders in most of my difficult cases and chronic pain patients.
Different types of joint and muscle pain that I have great success using Total Motion Release
• Neck Pain
• Shoulder Pain
• Back Pain
• Arm pain
• Hip / Pelvic pain
• Knee pain
• Ankle Pain
Check out some sample videos below from the founder Tom Dalonzo-Baker.
As I always say… most of my patients who received our treatment program are ecstatic about the results… You won’t know until you try them how they’ll work for you!
Oliver Patalinghug, PT
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