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spine Why do we need Spinology?
Every day we are subjected to an ever-increasing variety of forces and stresses (physical, emotional and chemical) associated with daily living. These affect the individual bones of the spinal column, which are susceptible to change. The spinal bones create the appropriate environment for the nerve system (brain, spinal cord and nerve roots) to work. If this environment is altered, distorting the brain's ability to effectively communicate with the body, it is specifically called a spinal obtrusion. Spinal obtrusions must be corrected otherwise the body will fail to function at full capacity, robbing you of enjoying the best quality of life.

How can Spinology benefit me?
Through the correction of spinal obtrusions everyone can achieve a more productive and better quality of life. The brain is the "master controller", co-ordinating and regulating everything your body does. Development, growth, healing, heart pumping blood, breathing, secretion of insulin, immune system response, digestion, vision, hearing, reflexes, energy levels, memory and balance, are just a few examples. The body was designed to work at full capacity in these areas and many more, but it cannot if spinal obtrusions are present.
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How do you know if you have a spinal obtrusion?
Most of the time you cannot tell. Spinal obtrusions, can, like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc be present for many years with no outward signs or symptoms. The loss of performance or function from a spinal obtrusion may be gradual and undetected for some time. Nerve interference occurs with every spinal obtrusion, so you may be unable to perceive the pain you should feel. The only way to be sure is to have your spine checked by a Spinologist.

What does a Spinologist do?
Spinologists apply gentle, specific forces into the muscles around the spinal column to help the body correct spinal obtrusions. The procedure is very gentle and does not hurt. Spinologists work with the body, never forcing it to do anything it is not already trying to achieve.

Do I need to have x-rays?
No. The Spinologist's analysis of the spine is concerned with the muscles, which attach to the spine. Unlike bone, muscles cannot be seen on an x-ray.

kids spine check At what age should you begin Spinology?
You are never too old or too young. Everyone can directly benefit from an improved nerve communication between the brain and the body. Most babies are born with spinal obtrusions related to the trauma of the birthing process. Taking into account that the opportunity to grow, develop and express yourself to your full capacity is affected by spinal obtrusions, the sooner after birth you have your spine checked, the better.

Is Spinology some New Age Craze?
Definitely not. It is based on the scientific fact that your brain, spinal cord and nerves control every aspect of your body, throughout your life. Alterations in the spinal bones, called spinal obtrusions, will directly hinder your body from functioning and performing at its best.

How is the profession structured?
Spinology is overseen internationally by the Registration and Professional Development Board of Spinology. All Spinologists trained by an accredited university programme are required to be registered through this body.
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Is Spinology like Chiropractic, Osteopathy or Physiotherapy?
While all of these professions may deal with the spinal column and its associated tissues at various times, there are more differences than similarities:

  • Spinologists do not manipulate the spinal column. All of the professions mentioned above perform manipulation at various times. Manipulation is forcing a joint, bone or muscle beyond what it is normally capable of. Spinologists work with the body to help it to make the changes that it is seeking to perform for itself, rather than forcing it to do anything that it does not want to do.

  • Spinology is a non-therapeutic profession. Health care professions, such as those listed above, have the common objective of diagnosing and treating disease. People very often attend these practitioners for pain relief and treatment of symptoms. Spinologists recognise that symptoms are totally subjective and are very poor indicators of the levels of body function. As a result, symptomatic interpretation and disease diagnosis are not utilised by the Spinologist. The Spinologists' view is that everyone is better off without spinal obtrusions and nerve system interference, regardless of whether they have a particular symptom or not.

  • Spinologists do not use comparative systems of analysis. All of the professions above use comparisons with a pre-established "norm" as a way of determining whether a person requires their assistance. For example, an x-ray may be taken and compared to a "normal". Any deviation from that normal is deemed to require the intervention of the practitioner. The fact is that comparisons with other people, the same person at a different time, or a different part of the same person are unrelated and often misleading. Therefore, Spinology assesses only the body's responses at the time of consultation.