Is there too much stress in your life, too little or one-sided movement? Are you beginning to notice the consequences? You can always restore balance. The therapy that I advocate is aimed at both the cause of your symptoms (work, posture, stress) as to the consequences. I try to explore why a pain doesn't subside, even if you have tried to remedy this in the past without success.
I focus on the central point of pain or stress. The basis of the therapy is explanation and (usually) a combination of exercise and relaxation. Doing exercises is usually essential for a lasting result. Almost all exercises and movements I recommend I filmed and put on www.beweging.tv.
Burnout and stress
Stress is healthy until it is too much. The latter you often notice too late. Fatigue, irritability, unexplained fears, tight and sore muscles, loss of concentration and emotional instability may be these the symptoms.
Because of the exhaustion you become physically, emotionally and mentally vulnerable. Systems in your body go berserk or run down, because of an excess or shortage of properly stress hormones. This is not always noticed by many doctors!
The basis for my approach to burnout or 'overstress' is the 'holy trinity': more relaxation, more exercise and worry less.
The main symptom in burnout of 'overstress' is fatigue. The approach I advocate in addressing fatigue and overwork I summarize under the term 'Energy Management'. This is the total of measures that is necessary to restore the balance (which is more than taking rest).
More on the background / philosophy of my treatment, see this page ...
RSI and other pain
Do you suffer from a nagging, persistent pain (and / or tingling) in the neck, the shoulder, between the shoulder blades and / or in the arm or hand? Big chance there is "triggerpoints" because of work and workload. People call this RSI nowadays.
My approach of RSI (neck, shoulder, arm or handpain) consists of a combination of:
· Addressing the trigger points
· Active exercises such as stretching exercises
· Workplace- and process advice
· Muscle tension measurement and relaxation via EMG (myfeedback)
· Breathing Exercise
· Pain Management
The approach of trigger points and pain management can also be very helpful in:
· Tension headaches (and migraines)
· Back pain
· Pain in the buttocks