Organ Fixation in a Nutshell

An organ fixation occurs when the organ is unable to move when the body moves, which can result in pain, discomfort, limited joint range of motion, or a decrease in overall energy.

When the body moves, the organ, which should have a smooth glide, gets pulled with the musculoskeletal system via the fascial system, but range of motion is limited because the body wants to protect the organ that can’t dance with the movement.

When joints and muscles are unable to move through their full range of motion, because the nervous system is more concerned about the organs than the muscles and joints, you get stiff, sore and uncomfortable.

There’s a decrease in energy, as the organ, who’s in a sub-optimal position, has to work harder in order to function well, which requires more energy from the body.

After a trained therapist performs organ specific fascial mobilization, the body regains range of motion, pain is diminished and people report feeling more energy.

Kidney Fixation can look like quite a few things:

  • breathing dysfunction, as the kidneys need to move an average of three centimeters with each breath

  • back ache that gets relieved by pushing on the low back and leaning back

  • decrease motion in T7, T11, T12 (their ribs) and L1 -4

  • shoulder flexion because of the relationship latissimus dorsi has with the lumbar spine

  • decreased spinal rotation because the kidney isn’t able to slide and glide

  • decreased hip flexion, with an early posterior pelvic tilt because of the relationship of the nerves and vasculature of the lower limbs, as well as the relationship between the kidneys and the pelvic organs.

Check those fabulous little filters assessed to make sure they aren’t giving you grief and treated if they are!

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