What is Kinetic Chain Release (KCR)?
KCR was developed and perfected by the Scottish Physiotherapist Hugh Gilbert. It is recognized and approved and paid for by the Scottish NHS, the Canadian Health System and is also being taught as a valuable tool Scotland and in the USA.
It is a simple but extremely effective system of medically, gentle joint mobilizations and stretches. It brings the physical body back into balance quickly and easily, frequently providing a high degree of relief and even instant resolution in many cases from the pain and discomfort caused by conditions such as:
This simple procedure is revolutionizing physical rehabilitation globally, often achieving complete and lasting results in one treatment in many people where all other forms of intervention had proven unsuccessful.
Also if you are an athlete, on any level, striving towards improved performance then the balancing effect of KCR on your body will provide definite improvement!
What is the Kinetic Chain?
It basically is the mechanics of our body: all the joints and the muscles and tendons that stabilise those joints.
Bring your body back to balance
Most of us have experienced this: that shoulder is hurting or not as flexible as the other, we don’t seem to be able to turn our neck as well to one side as to the other, the lower back is niggling, that ankle, knee, hip is uncomfortable or painful.
You don’t sleep well because you don’t seem to be able to relax.
During exercise your body tires quickly, gets pains or tiredness in one area though we don’t get it on the respective other side of the body,
The list of symptoms that show that your body is out of balance is endless.
What’s the reason for this?
One element in your kinetic chain is out of balance and this can be just a slight stiffness in your ankle due to an old injury that you might not even remember because it didn’t cause you much agony or it might be the shoes that you are wearing in daily life.
Now with this lack of flexibility our movement is different from how it would be if the joint was fully flexible. Other muscle groups compensate for the lack of flexibility of your ankle or other joint all the way up the spine and though an aching shoulder or teeth grinding seems unrelated there is a connection that can be easily fixed.
Reasons: injuries, behavioural patterns, the daily irregular use of our body due to work, travel, hobbies, habit etc.
Conditions KCR can help with:
Chronic Back Pain; Fibromyalgia; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Migraine Headaches; Scoliosis; Teeth Clenching/grinding; Snoring/Sleep Apnoea; Bloating; Tennis(golfer’s) Elbow; Behavioural Disorders in Children; Weak(frequently sprained) Ankles; Chronic Knee Problems; Breathing difficulty; Chronic neck pain: Plantar Fasciitis; Chronic Stress; Menstrual Pain; Tired Shoulders; recurrent hamstring issues; recurrent groin strain; Tight Calves; Insomnia; Wrist pain and weakness; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD)