The Alexander Barrie System of Pelvic Correction
When the pelvis is not aligned absolutely it is in most cases the cause of spinal, musculo-skeletal and skeletal problems. These problems include lumbago, spondylitis frozen shoulder, hip and sciatic pain extending into thigh, aggravated knee problems and similar musculo-skeletal problems.
This system is presented as an adjunct to existing therapeutic disciplines, thus equipping the practitioner and to some extent the layman with the knowledge and skill to help man and woman be free of unnecessary back, shoulder, neck, knee and ankle pain and many sports injuries, by maintaining and stabilizing the human pelvis. Since the pelvis is the foundation of the skeletal frame, when not aligned absolutely, it 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
3. Correction / Solution
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 deal with and bring some relief to most people, but usually only temporarily.
Curing was always an option uppermost in my mind and heart.
I began to 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 wrist complaints, plantar foot pain and other conditions mentioned in the above definition, that leg length discrepancy and pelvic distortion were prevalent without exception absolutely.
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 torsion (twist / tilt)
2. Iliac inferior prolapse (drop towards ground)
These equal subluxation / dysfunction of pelvis.
When pelvic correction was performed, leg length equalised, tension in the spine eased and elsewhere.
The pelvis is the foundation of the skeletal frame so that when subluxation/dysfunction occurs (so very common) an immense strain is placed on the pelvis's sacral component.
The verticality of the sacrum is forced to become partially oblique. Thus the vertebrae of the spine which should sit square-on above the sacrum are made to compensate in such a way as to cause them to suffer most of the patholological/medical problems that humanity does not enjoy. Please read-on.
Through several years experimenting with particular techniques, some invented, some discovered, and some existing methods as in Muscle Energy Techniques, and Japanese Sotai which I have adapted successfully to re-align the pelvis. These techniques do not require the percussive actions of the Chiropractor or the thrusting methods of Osteopaths.
Importantly, the patient can be taught these methods which take a few minutes a day, and thus 50% of the work to gain pelvic stability is passed back to the back-pain sufferer (or any of the other problems already mentioned) and he / she is re-empowered and more in control. The practitioner takes charge of the remaining 50% to help gain pelvic stability in whichever discipline he / she practices.