At Move Well we look at the whole body, brain and injury history to map why you will be feeling your back pain.

Elle X

Back pain 1:  How many people in the world suffer from back pain at some point in their lives? Back pain can come about for a number of reasons. At Move Well we look at the whole body, brain and injury history to map why you will be feeling your back pain.

A prime example could be asthma as a child. This compromises your breathing, encouraging you to breathe from your chest rather than your diaphragm and the cylinder of your torso that wraps around it. By breathing from your chest all day every day you are knocking out the deep layers of muscle that are designed to be worked to support you every time you take a breath.

Quick test: Put a hand on your chest and a hand on your stomach and take a breath in and out. Which hand moves first? Does only one hand move or both? Did you breathe through your mouth or your nose? All big clues to what will be working too hard and what not enough.

Back Pain 2 – You might have in the past gone over on your ankle or spent time on crutches. Both in their own right seem harmless but both can have really big knock on compensation patterns further up the body.

Both can lead to one leg appearing longer or shorter than the other.

From this you could be labelled as having a leg length discrepancy or scoliosis. Both can often be viewed as incurable problems, and that might be the case when you are looking at the areas in isolation. But by tracking back over your injury history we would be alerted to these seemingly insignificant earlier events.

Quick Question: When you went over on your ankle or broke your leg and everything had healed and you were given the all clear. Did you every show your body how to move through the moves it had been missing during your recovery period? Did you ever get shown how to put this back into your walking pattern? My guess is no, in which case your body may have been compensating for a very long time.


Now Imagine all of the above had occurred to you over the years, it wouldn’t be so surprising. But what if the back was only seen to be the problem because this was where the pain was. It might have been massaged, manipulated, strengthened and strapped. These might have temporarily eased or moved the pain but the pain still comes back or is still there. The big picture has been missed!

Your body’s main aim in life is to stay safe and keep moving.

If that means it has to compensate it will until you show it another way. Pain is a sign from your body to make a change, it is not necessarily where the solution lies. At Move Well we look at the big picture.

Ready to try a new approach, please get in contact. We would love to hear from you, you sound just like our sort of person.

Until next time …

Knowledge is absolutely power but only when ACTION is taken

Elle x

"I'm at the end of a long hard journey that I couldn't have taken without you and your wonderful knowledge - I haven't stopped blubbing since I got home - that breathing thing has made me feel like I've let go of something that's been keeping me down and I'm so so eternally grateful."

Business owner (Once held back by major neck surgery)

"Truly amazing! Ellies knowledge of the mind and body knows no bounds."

Mum (Once a hip pain sufferer)

"I am so impressed by the amount of mobility I regained so quickly. A set of well structured small achievable moves relieved a huge amount of pressure from my back. My issues were cumulative and had reached a point where I was struggling to move."

Accountant (Back pain was stopping her move let alone run)

"Ellie quickly assessed my whole body, my body’s history and posture and saw problems that I wasn’t aware of. These were causing the pain and most likely all the other previous ailments I had, all on my left side."

Business Owner (Once had long term hip and knee problems)

"I highly recommend Ellie, don’t wait until all other options have failed, go to her first. She will give you an honest answer about any pain in your body."

Business Owner (Once suffered with neck, back, knee problems)

"First time in so many years I have no back pain, it's such an amazing feeling and I love working with her."

Business Owner (Once plagued with years of back pain)