Most people with chronic pain may not be aware that they generally have certain biomechanical issues, muscle balances, or mobility issues that are often huge contributors to the pain that they are having. Often, without addressing these movement issues or balances, they will never feel 100%. So on the first visit, we spend our first hour together acting like detectives trying to decipher the clues your body is giving us to determine the best course of action. For example, oftentimes, people with chronic low back pain will have shortened quads, tight hip flexors, weak glutes, and a tight lower back. We may have to release the quads and hip flexors for that particular individual while simultaneously strengthening glutes and stabilizing the core. Some of this requires hands-on release techniques or some of this requires movement-based therapies.