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Michael AlzheimerMichael Alzheimer
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Hey Jamie!

As you mentioned, the great thing about the TRS techniques are that they incorporate the principles of these “traditional” methods. Your mobility routine needs to be sustainable, so extensively long routines don’t tend to be effective. So no I wouldn’t necessarily recommend trying to throw all these protocols together. More is not always better, and in fact you could certainly over treat an area as well. We are big advocates of 10-20 min/day. We are looking to get a dose/response and then move on.

In terms of chronic issues if you spent years in compensated positions you can expect it take a long time to get out of it. It depends on many factors and it can vary greatly but ideally you still want to be seeing changes from week to week and month to month and observing improvements in ROM and pain. If there’s no change then there’s no change and you need to adjust the strategy. However, it still can take quite a bit of time to restore ROM and be completely pain free. For chronic issues it’s often better to set 6 month or even year long goals rather than expecting complete resolution in just a few weeks.

Cheers,
Mike