Are compensations bad?
Compensations are not bad.
There are moments where we need our bodies to creatively help us ‘get the job done’.
The problems arise when those compensation patterns become our default way of moving all the time.
Parts of the body that aren’t meant for a particular task, or not meant to be the main ‘driver’ of the movement, get overworked.
This is where repetitive strain injuries get their start.
Having said that, if we are working together and trip across some funky movement patterns, you don’t have to put a lot of energy into dealing with it.
If it doesn’t prove to be related to symptoms actually affecting your day, it’s not necessarily a priority.
It can be handy to know about funky movement patterns though, so that if one day a new symptom develops in that area, you have an idea of how to start resolving it!
This blog entry was written by Heather and is based on what she has seen work and not work for her clientele for over a decade. She is a career student who keeps her massage and yoga therapy training current, and does her best to keep up with the newest research and evidence that is constantly being released.
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