Injuries build up scar tissue in the body.  Scar tissue creates patterning (how the body is held in definitive postures). The patterning is causes an injury over a series of years.  The scar tissue builds up in two different ways:  Adaptive Shortening and Stretch Weakening. 

Imagine a person who holds their head to the right side while they are: thinking, using the computer, driving and watching television.  Holding their head in the same constant position is a "repetitive motion injury". The scar tissue that is causing this injury has built up over many years, until the neck is  finally  irritated and scarred to the point of injury. Or in other words - one morning - this person awakes to find they can't move their neck after flying into Phoenix. With the extreme changes in temperature, finally irratating the tissue to the point of injury.

 

Adaptive Shortening (Trigger Points) and
Stretch Weakening (Ropey Muscles)?

What’s happening here? 


The muscles on the right side of the neck have adaptively shortened. If they were the size of a rectangle, they have condensed into a square to hold the neck in a bent pattern.  The scar tissue created by condensing the muscle for years, have built into a knot or trigger point.  The trigger point is holding this condensed muscle in the smaller position.  The trigger point is sore and tight and there is restricted movement in the neck. When it is touched, it will physically hurt, as the trigger point’s scarring has created a painful area with a serious lack of blood flow and needed nutrients for the muscle. 


The muscles in the left side of the neck are stretch weakened.  They have been pulled to their longest position for years. In doing so, they have become taunt and ropey. They are starved for oxygen, as the blood vessels have also been pulled so taunt they do not deliver the nutrients they so badly need. They are sore and achy and in need of being reset. 


The morning, when the person awakes and finds they cannot move their neck has many factors.  The repetitive motion injury of adaptive shortening and stretch weakening has finally found the right scenario to finally lock up the muscles. Flying and excitement will have caused extreme dehydration.  The massive temperature change and difference in humidity will also affect the entire body’s musculature.  The body’s temperature will be out of whack. This added to sleeping in a room that is too cold for the outdoor temperature (the best chance his person had was sleeping in a room at 76-degrees), it finally created the perfect combination for the musculature to give out and lock up. 


Zingara - Orthopedic Muscle Therapy will not only release and reset all the muscles of the neck,but the head, entire back, upper chest and hips. When the jaw or the pelvis are“off” the entire body is “off”. When resetting the body, every aspect has to be examined.