The benefits of Kinesiology for both physical pain and mental scars:
When Seed’s Kinesiologist Craig Buchanan, a former police officer, was seriously assaulted by a London street gang in the late 90’s, his injuries left him physically debilitated for two years. However, it wasn’t until twenty years later, when residual back pain continued to haunt him, that he discovered Kinesiology and found it totally transformed his life.
“I had worked for the Metropolitan Police for three years when I was sent to patrol the streets of Notting Hill, West London. At that time, there was a campaign to gentrify and decriminalise this part of the city. It was true gang land, rife with serious, ultra-violent criminals and an area of high crime.
Every night it was a dangerous place to work. We were always outnumbered and it always felt like a case of ‘if’, not ‘when’ something was going to go wrong. Finally, the inevitable happened and I was seriously assaulted by a gang. They broke many bones in my body including my pelvis and it took a couple of years for me to recover and get back to fitness.
I continued with my career but I was still in a lot of pain. I was told I would always need maintenance treatment for my physical injuries and that is how it was treated. However, I never received treatment for the impact this traumatic event had had on my mental health. I continued to live life in pain.
I tried many different therapists including osteopaths, chiropractors and physiotherapists. I had massage, I did Tai Chi – I tried everything I could to get better. But nothing was working.
Twenty years after the incident, a friend at my local football club recommended a Kinesiologist who was treating the footballers there. I arrived with a sceptical mind, yet after just 4 sessions, my back pain was completely gone. I learned that whilst my body had recovered from my injuries, my mind was still in lock down from the trauma I had experienced years earlier. I was suffering with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and this was manifesting itself as physical pain.
Kinesiology helped me to release the trauma and return back to balance mentally and physically.
What is Kinesiology?
Kinesiology addresses different levels of our human-ness, including the physical, psychological (emotional), bio-chemical (digestive system) and electro-magnetic (nervous system). It uses muscle testing to identify the origin of trauma and once this has been identified, it works to address and then overcome the trauma in both body and mind.
Kinesiology for injury, sports injury & pain
I work in a gym so I have lots of people with sports or physical injuries who come for treatment. When an area of our body is injured, the brain sends signals to the body to begin the healing process. The nerves around the area have an increased sensitivity, designed to remind us to leave the area alone as it recovers.
However, sometimes our brain and our subconscious mind keep mapping an area as injured, continuing to keep pain receptors and sensory nerve endings active long after the tissue has healed. This is why the pain can come back on and off for months and even years later.
Kinesiology uses techniques which enables the body and mind to recognise a previously injured area as healed at cellular level and thus completely restore its normal function.
Kinesiology for PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events. Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks and has problems sleeping and concentrating.
The effects of the trauma may also present in physical aches and pains. These symptoms are often severe and persistent enough to have a significant impact on a person’s day-to-day life.
Having personally experienced the power of Kinesiology for PTSD, I treat others suffering from this disorder including soldiers, doctors, people who have experienced loss and so on. It’s an incredibly powerful therapy that helps to pinpoint the cause of trauma, be it physical or mental/emotional and then encourage the brain to release it.
Through my own journey, I learned that the body really does speak the mind and that in certain cases, we need to address both in order to truly heal.”
Craig trained with the Association of Systematic Kinesiology obtaining The Certificate of Professional Practitioner and then with ProActive-K Kinesiology gaining the Advance Diploma becoming only the second holder of the Diploma.
For more information or to book an appointment, contact Craig Buchanan – Performance Kinesiologist –
T: 07931 387255 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org