• Marinus van Aarle

Small Habits can lead to Pain

Humans are creatures of habit. Any habit can be harmless, helpful or harmful.

Harmfulness often depends on frequency of the habit.

A habit-loop always consists of a trigger, followed by some automatic response and a reward. After identifying a harmful habit we can deconstruct the habit loop and find the trigger, response and reward. It can be difficult to just stop performing a habit.

A more successful approach is to try to restructure the habit (after the trigger a new automatic response is performed and a new reward is received).

In this way the old trigger gets connected to the new response and reward (thus forming a new habit loop).

Staying pain-free can be influenced positive by forming key habits.

A Manual Osteopath can help with identifying habits that lead to pain and offering alternatives.


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