The Jaw Can Have A Global Impact Throughout The Body

Jaw ligaments, joints, fascia or muscles often affect other areas, including the breathing systems & diaphragms (including the pelvic floor) core (the jaw is a part of the Intrinsic Core) back, hip, neck, shoulder, knees, ankles and movement.

It’s also highly Limbically or Emotionally charged and can be driven by previous traumas & emotional associations, cranial sutures or physiological factors.

A Jaw related pattern may be a reactive Coping Strategy to Keep You Safe, so before treating or releasing anything (thus overriding the Strategy) it’s absolutely vital to make sure that it’s actually Safe and Appropriate to do so.

At best a new Coping Mechanism will have to be put in place, at worst, the Sh1t could hit the fan!

It’s imperative to Keep Clients Safe, assess what's actually Driving The Pattern and to Treat Appropriately.

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Move IT (appropriately) Or Lose It...

The cerebellum, the motor control centre in the brain involved with movement and stability, becomes most active when complex movement is performed.

With Motor Learning, for example a baby learning to walk, improving sporting technique and skills, attempting to correct poor posture or faulty muscle recruitment patterns, the brain ideally requires feedback from all joints to adapt.

If it isn’t receiving sufficient multi-joint proprioceptive stimulus to react and adapt, you are much more likely to suffer with ongoing pain, joint & movement restrictions and the development of body wide compensation patterns.

Hands up if you sit on your butt 8 hours a day at work, are seated during the commute, then sit in front of the box for the rest of the evening (after sitting down to a nice meal and a glass of red to unwind)

Move, challenge & stimulate the cerebellum appropriately and experience the benefits.




For over 20 years my friend has been a VERY LOUD snorer.
Building up to a solid 8 out of 10 on the Richter Scale!
Resulting in interrupted sleep patterns (not just for her…)
Every single night.

She has tried MANY approaches, including overnight assessment by the Snoring Specialists.

She also suffers with Pelvic Floor issues - involuntary urinary leakage.

This is INCREDIBLY common with my female clients, around 90% mention this on their intake form. For some it’s the main complaint they would like my help with.

She also wears a dental night guard.

The Palate should expand as you inhale. We breathe 15-30,000 times per day…

It’s a bit like a balloon (Pressure System) the bottom of which is your Pelvic Floor (no pun intended) you should be able to efficiently close the valve to maintain pressure & function. If there is a leak in the system, it may effect your Pelvic Floor, Breathing and Core Function, so you may literally end up with a LEAK IN THE SYSTEM.

When I tested her after doing a Soft Kegel - bringing the front and rear PF together (Not Up)
Her balance, stability and muscle function throughout the body was completely disorganised.

I assessed her using Voila Method protocols and corrected her Palate, Teeth, Clavicle, Talus bone in the foot and the Distal Metatarsal of her 2nd toe. 

Now rock solid after putting a Kegel “into the system”


That night the snoring was largely absent, with a max peak of 2 out of 10. 

It can take a while for the body to assimilate corrections, so things may improve further.
There is still more work to be done (it’s not her only complaint) 

I am waiting feedback on the Pelvic Floor front, but the chances of positive change are much better when the Pressure Systems are functioning.

My advice - think twice before inflicting braces, retainers or night guards on yourself or your children as there may be a price to pay!

If you suffer with any of the above, I may be able to help.

Symptoms in BOTH hands, knees or hips?

If you have BILATERAL symptoms in your wrists, hips or knees, we immediately suspect a spine-related underlying issue. 

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Think of that which attaches to your spine as your Core, rather than just your abdomen/TVA etc. That would include Position Sense muscles, which are richly innervated and highly proprioceptive (kind of need those to be firing optimally if you want a pain free life) 

If you have areas of compromised function & reduced neural connectivity (for whatever reason, but affecting global movement and segmental spinal stability) the brain tends to compress joints, tightens ligaments and fascia to help stabilise and protect compromised areas. A bit like battening down the hatches when important lines of defence or function are compromised. 

Sadly the medical profession continues to fixate on where your symptoms are, not the underlying cause. So many clients have had unsuccessful and often times totally unnecessary surgery! 

Surgery related scars can then add significantly to your problems - causing receptor confusion - with the brain receiving and acting on faulty information.

Or you could invest in your long term wellbeing and get neurologically, structurally and functionally assessed by a passionate, highly qualified bodyworker.

Do you suffer with A nagging ache between your shoulder blades?

This can be caused by referred symptoms from the Serratus Posterior Superior, an accessory respiratory muscle which attaches to the spine and ribs. Practitioners rarely consider the importance of the SPS let alone know how to assess it.

If you are Asthmatic, suffer with stress or anxiety or are an athlete, your primary breathing muscles may not to be functioning as they should, so accessory respiratory muscle have to up-regulate. If your breathing is off, this will cause inter-related global compensation patterns to develop throughout the body, manifesting in various symptoms.

Rather than massaging, stretching or rolling the area between your shoulder blades (which would be the last thing it needs if it’s weak…yup, muscles are often TIGHT & WEAK) It would make more sense to ask WHY it’s complaining and what compensation pattern it’s a part of.

There are always two parts to a pattern (Paired Receptor Theory) both of which need to be correctly addressed for results to last. If you stretch or release a muscle in isolation, or just do corrective exercises in an attempt to strengthen what you think might be a weak muscle (hint, it might not be) you are unlikley to get lasting results as both sides of the equation will not have been addresed in relation to each other.

The Serratus Posterior Superior is often Paired with the Serratus Posterior Inferior lower down, as shown in the pic above.

If you can’t seem to shake off that nagging ache, it might be time to call in a NeuroKinetic Therapy Master to work out exactly what’s going on, you’ll be glad you did :)