• Colin Liggett

Time for a Checkup?

Updated: Feb 26


A change of season means a change of activities, use of different muscles and different movement patterns. For instance, if you have been running and cycling all summer/fall and are about to switch to skate skiing, you are about to switch from sagittal plane movements (front to back) to coronal plane movement patterns (side to side).


Instead of building muscle and stamina on dysfunctional patterns, now might be a good time to come back in for a checkup to ensure you're starting the season off with dysfunction-free movement patterns. One treatment session should be enough to get you back on track.


Also, if you haven’t seen me in a while, I’ve developed a lot of new treatment protocols and have become even more efficient. Most new clients who come to see me are symptom-free in one to three sessions, which is unheard of in the therapy world. With that amount of client turnover it’s hard to keep a full schedule, so please don’t forget to mention me to your friends or colleagues who have been searching for relief for years, or teammates who could do with a performance boost.


I do still get some clients who need more than three sessions, and even some whom I can’t fix, but I have built an excellent referral network of health practitioners (who value client health over their own wealth), and between them all we can figure out those uber complicated cases. If you’re reading this and I didn’t manage to get you better, give me a call or send an email and we can chat about where you are at. It’s highly likely I can solve your issue now, given my new treatment protocols.

One of the biggest advances I’ve implemented is testing more than just stretch receptors (which is what neurokinetic therapy tests). Now I can test for faulty sensory signalling from receptors that specifically respond to: light touch, crude touch, hot, cold, vibration, point specific pain, broad pain, stretch, and joint compression receptors. Occasionally, these can all become dysfunctional in a cluster, causing the area to be hypersensitive and causing havoc in the confused nervous system. Fixing a hypersensitive area can have an incredible and immediate effect on the musculoskeletal system, often bringing all currently inhibited muscles back to a functional “strong” state instantly. As hypersensitive areas are often perceived as an acute injury by the nervous system (instead of an old injury), inflammation can be prolonged (even for years) causing digestive and lymphatic issues, to name a few. These systems stabilize as a side effect of the treatment.


There are, unfortunately, a few clients who have to come to see me regularly. This is because their nervous system seems to be a compensation pattern “generator”. Sometimes this is because there is a hardware issue that the nervous system is constantly trying to solve ( e.g. pins in a broken ankle). Other times, it’s less obvious why the nervous system creates these inappropriate patterns. It is possibly stress, but either way they are easily found and fixed in one session and checkups just need to be closer together than the average client.


For those whom I’ve fixed in three sessions or less, a checkup in two months, six months, then yearly is a good idea.


Time for a checkup at Ottawa SensoriMotor Repatterning? Visit ottawaSMR.ca

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