THE ALEXANDER BARRIE SYSTEM OF PELVIC CORRECTION™
This System that took many years to come into being, favourably lifts the sufferer out of back pain and other musculoskeletal aches and pains. Though the participant partakes in the rehabilitation process. Thus, success is assured in 98 percent of cases. Bodywork, especially over the spine itself is administered, then gentle adjustments made to the bony joints, and the relevant techniques set to give the patient the ability to have control over his/her body alignment. This is the speciality practiced at Alexalign Clinic under the aegis of: The Aligned Wellness Academy for more information on the Academy click here...
This System is presented as an adjunct to existing therapeutic disciplines, thus equipping the practitioner and the layman, with the knowledge and the skill to help free themselves of unnecessary back, shoulder, neck, knee and ankle pain and more, by maintaining and stabilising their pelvises, which, as the foundation of their skeletal frames, when not aligned absolutely, is in most cases the cause of osteopathic pathologies as well as spinal deterioration and spinal maladies…
THE IDEAS I INTRODUCE EXIST AS A RESULT OF PREVIOUSLY PURSUING THREE LINES OF DIRECTION:
2. Empirical work on myself and others
Through the years it became apparent to me that people suffer greatly with musculo-skeletal problems, which, as a practitioner of a number of medical skills, I could manage reasonably well and bring relief to most people, but usually only temporarily.
A complete cure was always uppermost in my heart and my mind.
I began to perceive that the various musculo-skeletal conditions anywhere around the body were nine out of ten times, symptoms of a dysfunctional* pelvis and not problems that were disparate.
EMPIRICAL WORK ON MYSELF, AND OTHERS:
I observed when diagnosing lumbago, osteoarthritis, spinal maladies, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, RSI complaints, plantar foot pain, and several other conditions, that leg length discrepancy and pelvic distortion* were prevalent virtually without exception.
The discovery that nine out of every ten people have, in varying degrees these debilitating conditions led me to conclude that two of the most dominant pelvic lesions* were
1. Iliac (wing) osseous prolapse on one side. (‘drop’)
2. Iliac torsion (‘twist’) of both ilia (wings), that is: one wing anterior the other posterior or forward torsion for one and backward torsion for the other.
*These equal: lesions, subluxation, distortions and dysfunction of the pelvis. (All of similar meaning)
When pelvic correction was performed, leg length discrepancy equalised, tension in the spine eased and elsewhere in the body. However, this diagnosis and subsequent correction was the easy part; perhaps only two out of ten people gained pelvic stability that lasted. True, the greatness of the lesion lessened, especially when the segments of the spine were re-aligned, either osteopathically or energetically, but the pelvis would misalign again, and sciatic, lumbar and other aches and pains would return.
PELVIC SLIPPAGE RECURS:
This recurrent pelvic misalignment may be indeed the nightmare for osteopaths and chiropractors as they struggle to stabilise a given pelvis, if they even bother to look at a pelvis as to the origin of most of the conditions outlined above.
Some practitioners have worked-out their own Systems to assist stabilisation and correction of people’s pelvises with some success, including self-help techniques, but there is no unification of knowledge on the subject as yet.
The pelvis is the Foundation of the Skeletal Frame and the base for the ‘hara’ (centre of gravity of the body and the core of one's interior strength). Naturally if the basin/pelvis that holds the ‘hara’ is distorted, so commonplace, than an adverse effect is to be expected in the human physiology
When pelvic subluxation occurs, an immense strain is placed on the lumbar vertebrae/segments: because, the whole spine is sitting on a pelvis (its sacral component) that is tilted to one side, it [the spine] must therefore, bend and twist to accommodate this physiological dilemma. A pelvis should be neatly horizontal to enable the spine that sits on it to remain erect and therefore healthy.
· Approximately one person in five hundred suffers leg length discrepancy even after pelvic correction
· When a pelvis is corrected and stays thus, certain medical conditions tend to clear-up
· There are a number of different distortions a pelvis may sustain
Over several years experimenting with particular techniques, some invented, some discovered, and applying some existing methods such as with Muscle Energy Techniques but modified, I have succeeded in bringing into being gentle techniques that anybody may deploy to return their own pelvises to their proper angularity. Thus pelvic stability is possible and therefore freedom from pain may be enjoyed.
Importantly, the patient may be taught the relevant techniques suitable for him or her. These techniques take a few minutes each day to execute and the patient is empowered now and in some control. He does not experience the impotence in not knowing what to do, once this System has been adopted.
I should add that when the patient receives a clear and succinct explanation from the practitioner as to the pelvic problem involved, the patient is enthusiastic to practice the techniques to gain freedom from pain.
This System does not take the place of osteopathic or chiropractic techniques, if anything the techniques employed by these practitioners, work more successfully when the patient looks after his own pelvis.
There are several ways to access this System:
1. By receiving treatments
2. By taking a Course at Aligned Wellness Academy
3. By studying the self-help manual
4. By usage of the new Pelvic Correction Device
5. By doing all the above, and executing the various techniques to return pelvis to its proper angularity
Alexander Barrie is a registered Cranio-sacral Therapist and also a registered Shiatsu Practitioner. He is a qualified teacher of Hatha Yoga, and the founder of The Pelvic Correction System™.