What is Integrated Biomechanic Therapy?
Initial blog posts exist for those who are interested in an extensive breakdown on The IBT Expert System, IBT Technique, and IBT Theory. This is the simplest explanation for what IBT is, why it is, and who we have helped.
What it is:
IBT is an adaptive therapy management system that contains :
A series of 6 or 7 digit codes utilized to apply over 500 individual soft-tissue techniques to the musculoskeletal system
Methods and Theories for Assessment and Protocol Application per body region
Standardized Protocols for Typical Musculoskeletal Imbalances
Adaptable Protocols for Individual Musculoskeletal Imbalances
Customized Protocols for New Musculoskeletal Imbalances
Integrates active muscular contraction via corrective exercise and strength training
Instructed Self Care to empower clients in their own musculoskeletal maintenance
Why it is:
Created with the intent to provide a standardized method of providing soft-tissue therapy to the musculoskeletal system. Historically difficult to quantify, this system provides a language and code that serves to embody both the Art and Science necessary for effective bodywork application. IBT strives to disrupt the pain cycle both on the individual and the community levels.
Who We Have Helped:
Muscles are not given enough credit for their ability to be considered the source for a lot of common pain conditions. Clients will present with symptoms of tension within corresponding tendons, ligaments, connective tissue and not realize it is our muscles that pull these elements out of balance. Similar can be said for intramuscular nerve compression/tension. The nerves woven (innervated) throughout muscle tissue will experience and sense the tension or weakness and signal pain. Central nerves can experience nerve compression/tension via muscular imbalance throughout the spinal musculature.
Common Pain Conditions Reported Relief:
Chronic Neck Pain
Rotator Cuff Pain
Chronic Back Pain
Chronic Knee Pain
IT Band Pain
Pain associated with muscular imbalance is its own source of discomfort but can also be a secondary complication for other health conditions. The initial population of clients were mostly desk workers who dealt with the same pain patterns. This soon expanded to those who dealt with muscular pain associated with other conditions. Relief was anecdotally reported to be brought to those living with:
Spinal Cord Injuries-Veterans
Spinal Cord Injuries: Civilian
The truth is, tight, imbalanced muscles make everyone miserable. IBT has sought varying individuals and communities in order to explore just how far this type of care could reach, Populations who may not have had access or awareness of the potential within this work, now became the focus. It is crucial to note that many before IBT have shown up in these communities with promises of care and help only to lead to more suffering. Please see future blog article that address these atrocities and how IBT acknowledges these difficult truths.
Populations historically exploited:
Victims of Sex Trauma-Specifically Indigenous Communities
Maternal Mortality-Specifically African American Communities
Veterans- PTSD/Military Sexual Trauma
Contact Integrated Biomechanic Therapy today to see how we can disrupt these pain cycles, together.