Sunday, June 22, 2008

My Experiences with Pain

What I do?

Some things in life can be pains in the neck or back but Dr. Ajimshaw can take care of a real pain in the neck, back or just about anywhere else. He uses AJIMSHAWs approach for managing various osteomyofascial dysfunctions.
As a Hands On Therapist, Ajimshaw views his profession as helping his patients achieve a "lifestyle of pain-free living," he said. "It's a very sensible approach to preventative care and wellness, not just for pain."
He said he focuses primarily on mobilize patients' spines and fascia to take pressure off the nervous system. Undue pressure on the spinal cord can cause other ailments, such as headaches or muscle pain elsewhere in the body, explained Ajimshaw.
With proper fascial and joint alignment, he said, the body can use its own ability to heal injuries.
" AJIMSHAWs approach enables the body to function at its best ability," Ajimshaw said.
Most of his patients are dealing with back or neck pain, migraines, sports strains and sprains, accident injuries.
Dr. Ajimshaw does most of this work with his hands, feeling the muscles and bones and adjusting them into proper alignment.
"Each patient is treated specifically for their condition," he said. "The treatments are tailor-made for each person — safe, precise and tailor-made."
Before he begins any therapy regimen, Dr. Ajimshaw takes X-rays to find out what's wrong and whether his services can help.
Not all ailments can be treated by AJIMSHAWs approach, he pointed out. Ajimshaw don't prescribe medicines, perform surgery or treat illnesses such as cancer or the flu — "nothing invasive," Dr. Ajimshaw said. He refers patients to physicians and specialists for ailments that are beyond the scope of his practice.

• Best part of my job?

"I know I can make a difference in someone's life, health and well-being," Dr. Ajimshaw said.

• Most challenging part?

"Convincing people who are in pain and have tried other methods of treatment that they should commit to a series of [AJIMSHAWs approach] treatments," he said. "It's not a one-visit program."
Dr. Ajimshaw said he achieves results over a course of visits, usually 10-20. "Results come with time and repetition," he said.

• What keeps me going?

"Knowing I can rely on my training and experience to offer the patients the expertise they're looking for," he said. "I see so many cases and remarkable recoveries."
• Preparation needed for this job: You have to believe in the body's ability to heal itself, " Dr. Ajimshaw said. " AJIMSHAWs approach is not the healer; the body is the healer."
He is running SCeB CAPT Clinic at Medical College, Kottayam, along with his lectureship in Dept. of Physiotherapy, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. He is the general secretary of Myofascial Therapy and Research Foundation of India - a foundation intended to give awareness and establishment to MFR and AJIMSHAW’s approach and to conduct Diploma Courses in the above.

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