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Sporting Injury from playing Rugby

Rugby Match

Since learning and practicing kinesiology over 20 years ago I have been amazed, by the process and unexpected events that take place within my treatment sessions.

I've wanted to share about the fascinating episodes between my clients and myself. If my insights can open up the curiosity of people to experience kinesiology or for the process of muscle checking or muscle monitoring, I will be happy. I would like to see this process used by a wider number of practitioners.

Rehab Kinesiology Clinic Christchurch

Imagine if every doctor and specialist used muscle checking technology?

Doctor's Clinic

When Rehab after Injury Doesn't Work

Sam’s Story

Throughout his time with me at my clinic, Sam has always stated that he felt the problem with his shoulder, was "in the bone", rather than the muscles or ligaments surrounding his shoulder.


He's had this feeling since having surgery following a rugby tackle that injured his shoulder more than seven years ago.


This particular day when he came for treatment he wanted the focus to be on finding the "why" about the lack of complete recovery of his shoulder following his operation. He also wanted to know what to do outside of his triweekly appointments with me so that he could continue to improve shoulder movement and pain reduction between our meetings.


Therefore, the focus goal was "recovery assistance for my body and brain".


What follows is a description of some of the things that happened during his treatment session, the steps we took as indicated by kinesiology muscle checking. Demonstration of muscle checking in picture below, his body is saying "yes" to the treatment to which I'm pointing.

Muscle check with chart.jpg

At the start, we used age recession and moved from his present age of 27 to 24 years of age, which was exactly when he had shoulder surgery.

We moved through the following corrections (treatments). see below for terminology explanation.

Chronic Pain for months after Surgery

The first thing that came up was nutrition, specifically the elimination process from cells within the body.


If you are familiar with surgery, there are a number of chemicals introduced into our body plus the intrusions into our body during the actual operation that destroy cells.


So, for this elimination, we need to consider the drugs used for anaesthetisation, disinfection and antibiotics to prevent infections. In addition the process of surgery itself will destroy and disrupt blood vessels, muscle tissue and various other cells and when the operation is finished much of this detritus remains inside our body.

For Sam this had resulted in a collection of toxins both from medications and from cell remnants and destroyed cells that are left in his body after surgery is completed.

To help with the process to clear these toxins, tissue detritus and other inflammatory markers we muscle checked, and neurolymphatic stimulation was selected. Each of the body’s 14 meridians have a specific neural area on both the front and back of the body which needed to be gently rubbed. 

Stimulating the Lymphatic System to Improve Recovery

Remember at the start of the consultation he had asked, “What can I do between sessions?" Kinesiology had produced the answer. This process of neurolymphatic clearing was to be done every other day, with the help of his partner, Sam to rub the front lymphatics, his partner those at his back.

This clearly illustrates the logic of the body, knowing that physical and energetic traces of the detritus from the operation were still affecting his body, preventing full and total recovery. It's also interesting to note that this neural link to clearing should be done every other day, to allow the body to expel or eliminate toxins.

Another interesting point is that the actual shoulder was to come under the spotlight for the next part of the treatment. Once something is indicated to be treated there is no set protocol of what to do. What to do is actually found by muscle checking. 

Self-help Techniques for Chronic Post Surgery Pain


The next body request was information from my anatomy and physiology book, an enormous tome from my bookcase.


Surprisingly, the book fell open at page 310, before I even asked "what page"?


For this to happen is unusual, unusual amongst my always unusualness. I am a simple scientist.  


I have little or no experience with any thing psychic or energetically profound, so imagine my surprise when I looked down at the pictures on page 310, of an arm from shoulder to wrist, the details of the elbow centre of the page.

Okay, I thought to myself.


I asked Sam whether he had any elbow injuries because I was looking at a picture showing bones, tendons and ligaments, surrounding the elbow.


“Yes” he replied, "I fractured my elbow when I was 15, another rugby injury."


That fitted the picture quite well, in fact I’d say perfectly!


Now Sam is tall.


I asked. "When was your growth spurt?"


He said, "It was very noticeable; it was between the ages of 14 and 16."



Very, very, interesting! If we now switch to a pure scientific physiological mode, imagine the stress on a young body, particularly around a complex joint, like an elbow, that is fractured and needs to heal.


During a growth spurt a lot of hormonal chemicals, bone building cells like osteoblasts, osteoclasts and the epiphyseal plate area of a growing bones are involved.

Moro Reflex - Developmental Childhood Reflex for Chronic Pain

The correction (treatment) needed for this was working with the ‘Moro reflex’ (a stage in child development that develops in utero and integrates between two to four months.) Shown in video below.

An easy way I use to explain the Moro reflex, is to stand and demonstrate the ‘startle reflex, flinging my arms out and taking a sharp intake of breath.


Imagine a 15 year-old body in the rapid process of change suddenly being interrupted by a violent collision on the rugby field. This trauma is enough for the Moro reflex to become unintegrated.

Moro Reflex Integration
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