In injuries to the extremities there is always an injury to the spine. Many trainers and physical therapists only treat the injured area/extremity. However, over the years, our research has found a direct correlation between shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle injuries and the spine.
And by adjusting the spine itself, we can quickly improve the injured extremity without ever touching the injured extremity.
Have you ever watched a basketball player sprain an ankle? If you were to watch the replay closely in slow motion, you would see that when they sprained it, their head simultaneously whips back. This means the player now has a fixation at the upper-most point of their upper back. So adjusting the 1st thoracic vertebra against a wall would immediately improve the function of their injured ankle.
In shoulder pain and shoulder blade pain, we commonly adjust the ribs that have subluxated in the shoulder blade region. Often, the pain is so severe that the patient cannot use the injured shoulder. But with our wall adjustment, we use the patient’s opposite “healthy” shoulder to adjust the hurt ribs. Such reverse adjusting generally unlocks the pain in the shoulder while restoring its entire range of motion… amazing!