NEUBIE by Neufit

 

The biggest problem isn’t necessarily the original trauma. Instead the biggest barrier to healing is often the body’s response to that trauma.

After we hurt a body part, our brain and nervous system automatically send signals to guard, protect, and brace around the area of injury. The pain we feel when we move an injured body part is actually an output signal from the brain. The brain perceives that movement as a threat and sends a pain signal to the injured extremity. The brain’s natural bias is towards protection.

These protective responses can have serious downsides when it comes to recovering from injury. Excess tension inhibits the flow of blood and nutrients, which diminishes the body's ability to rebuild. On top of that, as the brain limits movement and signals muscles to shut down in certain areas, these compensatory movement patterns can make those areas of the body even more vulnerable.

We use direct electrical current to re-educate the body and shift the brain’s software commands from survival and protection to healing and movement. Once this shift happens, the results are often immediate. With injuries that have more of a structural/hardware component—i.e., injuries to the bones, joints, ligaments, and tissues—the rehab process is similar. The main difference is that recovery times are usually longer, depending on the nature and extent of the damage that needs to be repaired. Even though structural injuries can take longer to heal, we can still increase both the speed and effectiveness of recovery by taking a neurological approach. Why? Addressing functional limitations removes the impediments that slow healing, and activating the right muscles helps support injured tissues as they heal

Step 1- We start with a body mapping process to determine exactly where the nervous system is imposing governors or limitations on the body and restrictions in movement. This mapping process includes manual muscle testing as well as a body scan with the Neubie, where we move the electricity-conducting pads along the nerve pathways, searching for areas where the nervous system is limiting movement and muscle function. When we find these areas, the brain and nervous system usually try to protect against the signal, and it can feel especially intense for the patient, similar to a trigger point.

Step 2: Once we identify the areas where the body is imposing limiting patterns, we go about resetting those areas to change those patterns. Using manual muscle activation techniques and targeted electrical stimulation, combined with movements and exercises, we help change these neurological patterns and restore them to more normal, optimal function. Though some self-protection is necessary, these particular governors represent an overreaction in the body. By resetting or recalibrating the nervous system, we don’t eliminate the self-protection reflex. Instead, we adjust it to the appropriate level.

Step 3: Breakthrough. Restoring function to muscles and tissues breaks through the obstacles that typically delay the healing process and opens up the recovery pathways for the body to heal more effectively. In the process, we also help patients access the range of motion, strength, and capacity for pain-free movement that’s present but dormant—until we undo the limiting neurological patterns.

By addressing injuries at the level of the nervous system, we are able to identify exactly where neurological barriers are presenting themselves and break through them.

Using electrical stimulation for neuromuscular re-education, we effectively change the software commands the brain is sending to the nervous system, allowing the body to release it grip on the muscles and open the way for movement.