In the modern world where compensation rules, the thought of manually treating a person is getting scarier and scarier. Imagine that you are in a court case defending your practice and the prosecutor want’s to find you guilty. Even if you do a fantastic job, you just never know what your client may construe from your touch.
Persistent symptoms and chronic pain is very often linked to stress or emotional factors. Studies show that patient’s who suffer from chronic pain carry 3 times the average risk of psychiatric disorders[i], are you taking this into consideration before you ask your client to undress or lie down?
If the last few sentences have made you feel a little uneasy as to the mindset of your next client. Why not alleviate your own fears by treating persistent symptoms with a hands-free process that delivers improvement in less than 3 sessions to over 95% of clients.[ii]
Unfortunately, there are very few health care professionals who have undertaken any formal training, which has been specifically designed to diagnose and treat emotionally induced conditions. As a manual therapist or body worker you will have been taught to focus on posture, structure and biomechanics in order to help clients with musculoskeletal conditions, yet, as a seasoned professional, you know that there is a lot more to chasing the ghost in the machine.
After reviewing 20 years of studies on Lower Back Pain, Lederman[iii] showed that there was no correlation
between back pain and posture, structure and biomechanics concluding that:
- Postural, structural and biomechanical asymmetries and imperfections are normal variations – not pathology.
- Pathomechanics do not determine symptomology.
- Correcting all PSB factors is not clinically attainable and is unlikely to change the future course of a lower back condition.
Although the research looked at lower back pain, he also postulated that one could expect similar findings elsewhere in the body.
Now, when you consider that the Autonomic Nervous System, your brain and your mind all working together can create any symptom, anywhere in your body, at anytime; then surely an approach that addresses emotions and neurology simultaneously must be worth exploring?
Body Mind Work© does just this. Combining below conscious eye movements with non-verbal communication a professional can diagnose in minutes, whether the problem is physiological or psychological without the need for touching. Indeed many practitioners work via the Internet with their client’s, which allows total flexibility for both your clients and yourself.
The Hudson Mind Theory©, which is the system that Body Mind Work Practitioners apply, provides a speculative model that enables a therapeutic approach (Hudson Mind Process) to be used. This has been applied in programmes both nationally and internationally, yielding measurable results without the need for physiological intervention.
We are calling for peer review and actively encourage uptake of the model with a view to generating further evidence in both psychological and neuroscientific fields.
In the UK, there is a clear need for a more effective therapeutic approach, especially in mental health.5.8% of the total UK health research budget goes to mental health even though this represents 23% of service demand[iv].
The research clearly tells us all that people are suffering but will you be able to treat their pain if it’s emotionally driven and how will you keep yourself safe from the ambulance chasers?
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[i]Harvard Medical School, ‘Depression and Pain.’ Harvard Mental Health Letter, September 2004 (http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Depression_and_pain.htm).
[ii] Hudson, E.M. (2018). BMW training Prospectus. Available: https://bodymindworkers.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/BMW-Training-Prospectus-4-April-2018.pdf. Last accessed 27th April 2018.
[iii] Lederman, E. ‘The fall of the postural-structural-biomechanical model in manual and physical therapies: Exemplified by lower back pain.’ Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (PMID:21419349), 2011 Apr;15(2):131-8
[iv] MQ. (2016). UK mental health – how much do we spend on research? Retrieved 12th April 2018, 2018, from https://www.mqmentalhealth.org/research/research-funding-landscape