on Pretty Baby let's a Move it and a Groove it.
First a little anatomy
the spine was one long continuous tube of bone it would be much stronger
than it is, but we wouldn't be able to bend or twist or turn. The body
has done this amazing trick of chopping the spine into segments, so we
can bend and twist and turn, but it has overlapped those segments for
strength. Where those vertebrae overlap is called a facet joint. Facet
joints allow freedom of movement between one vertebra and its neighbours.
has been discovered that if we spend more than three hours a day sitting
(in total not just in one go) then adhesions can develop in the facet
joints. An adhesion is when one structure in the body gets stuck to another
structure in the body. Now depending on which text book you read, anywhere
from between three months and two years of an adhesion forming in a facet
joint you get scar tissue developing reducing the mobility of the facet
joint. Impaired facet joint function can lead to pain and dysfunction
of some of the body's vital processes, so depleting our resources.
every day you need to take your facets joints through their full range
of movement so that any adhesions are broken down before they become scar
A more important
reason for good facet joint mobility.
you ever wondered where the electricity in your brain comes from? If you
don't know the answer then you're in very good company as no-one really
knows for certain. A lot of very qualified people think they know, but
then again a lot of different experts think that they know it's something
theories have suggested that it is generated metabolically; i.e. from
food; from ion exchanges across cell membranes; in a transformative way;
i.e. from the static electricity in the environment; and chemically.
Here's the latest
first law of thermodynamics says that energy can neither be created nor
destroyed but only changed from one form to another. I'm, paraphrasing
from memory here so please don't get too upset if you think I've over-simplified
people now think that the electricity in the central nervous system is
converted from the kinetic energy of movement of the facet joints. There
are specialised cells within the facet joints which respond to the movement
of the facet joint and charge the so-called brain-battery.
is vitally important to have enough electricity in your central nervous
system as it controls absolutely everything in your body, and if you don't
have enough of it you die.
another reason to take your facet joints through their full range of movement
as with any other form of exercise, it makes sense to get the OK from
your health care provider first. If you need help in working out a program
that will take your facet joints through their full range of movement
pop into the centre and we will take you through it after we've assessed
your structural needs.
get wriggling baby!