The Common Story of Back Pain
Weakness in the back muscles causes the hips to tighten up to support upper body activities. Tight hips can cause sciatic pain and a twisted pelvis and knee pain, even shoulder pain. A Dysfunctional back muscles cause hip, knee, ankle. foot and even shoulder pain.

Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something isn’t working right. Muscles that are too tight are achey and painful. Muscles that are weak are sore, another kind of painful. Joints that don’t move correctly are painful. Â Correcting the motor patterns governing coordinated movement causes pain to diminish or disappear.

Exercise and conditioning alone will not strengthen a muscle that is inhibited or weak. Inhibited muscles do not receive neurological messages when they are sent. Exercising them develops good compensation patterns. It will help but not correct the problem.

What causes muscle inhibition?
Anytime a muscle is tense or in spasm, it causes inhibition in other muscles involved with it. Overwork, repetitive motions, or past injuries can all result in chronic muscle inhibitions that keep you stuck in old pain patterns.

The best approach to strengthen weak muscles is:
First: Reprogram the coordination to correct the biomechanics with NMR and Tullballz, then strengthen the muscles using conditioning activities. This is the best approach to correcting chronic and acute pain anywhere in your body. 

NeuroMuscular Reprogramming NMR and the use of Tuballz will correct the movement coordination dysfunctions causing most low back and hip pain.


Healus PathCan we get younger? Can we undo the effects of time and bad habits? I’ve always thought that we as human beings are capable of much more than we’ve been lead to believe. I’m on the road to find out…what am I capable of?

I am stumbling along a path of transformation; aimed in that direction for a year now, sometimes more on it, sometimes falling off it.  I can feel things changing. I’m stronger, more positive and happy; getting my initiative back. I’m getting excited about the possibilities of things I haven’t yet done in my life and thinking about how little time I have left to do all that life has yet to offer. There’s no time to waste.  I’d like to feel even more concentrated and committed to making myself, and my health, a bigger priority in my life.

Did you know it’s the muscles on our bodies that burn the fat?

When you let your conditioning fall off is when you begin to turn the calories you eat into fat. My first step in resurrecting my body is to put it through enough exercise in a short period of time to change the metabolic demand system. So with the days getting lighter later, I will plan to walk up the hill nearby once a day for a week. What will you undertake this week to resurrect your body?

If you are moved to share observations or commentary or wish to join us, please feel free to do so via Healus Neuro Rehab Center,  We are a small group interested in pushing the envelope and doing our best to keep our eye on the goal of personal transformation through sharing our intentions and actions toward those goals. Contact me at and we’ll compare notes on the journey.

How about you? What would you like to undertake for you? How about a free 1/2 hour assessment in our clinic if you haven’t already had one in the contest of your session work?

Jocelyn Olivier, Director
Healus Neuro Rehab Center

flowersFrom the desk of Jocelyn Olivier…

When I work  with a body that has a problem, I always envision what that body would be like with the problem gone.  I find that, if the client and I are in good rapport, their body will begin rapidly to change to match my vision. I’ve called it ~the authority factor~.  Clearly there is something going on here involving our ability to change rapidly if we could only turn off the programs that are running within us. This is what NeuroMuscular Reprogramming focuses on.

Two people have joined me on my path of the Resurrection of My Body.  Step one on the path to the Resurrection of the Body is to identify what is going on in your body that is not the way you want it to be. Make a list of all the things you want to change.

Describe for yourself the goals you have for your body. What does it want to feel like? Look like? Do for fun? Do for exercise?  After you write this down we will look at things to shift to begin bringing about your desired outcome.

If you would like to join us on the path to resurrect your bodies, send an email to  with your intention to join us and I’ll be in touch.


Springtime FlowersIt’s Spring and my favorite time of year: Easter, Beltane, a time of resurrection, fecundity and new growth! All the flowers are coming on in the garden and mother Gaia is moving and expanding in an extravagance of aliveness; a burgeoning exuberance of re-creation.

After the stressful events of the last few years since 2008, my body was breaking down; my abundant good health was finally collapsing in some serious symptoms.  I felt OLD. I found myself depleted and in need of repair. Who would like to join me in the Resurrection of the body? We can draw upon the energy of Spring to put new initiatives in motion.

We can share what we’re doing and what’s working and offer support in staying focused; keeping ourselves on the priority list in life. Let’s find a balance where life moves gracefully toward all of our goals simultaneously; where no body is left behind…

The Resurrection – Step 1: Listen to your inner messages.
I have heard many messages from my inner voice before and not acted upon them. I think I’ll just begin writing down what my inner voices are saying today!

My inner voices are telling me: We are never too old to change. Just because I am broken now, it doesn’t have to be this way. So I started in with the excellent resources at the Healus Neuro Rehab Center to make some changes in my OWN body after all these years of helping others. (Who do you have in your community who can tune YOUR body up and get it ready for action? What is the easiest step you could take this week to move with intention in the direction of your desires?)

First I am correcting the collapse of my structure that has resulted from lack of activity and too much work leaning forward and working hard with my arms. I’m very encouraged to notice that my body is adapting quickly to new information in the form of NeuroMuscular Reprogramming, and new activities such as yoga and dancing and Dynamic Walking.

My inner voices are telling me other things I need to change, like my caffeine habit and eating in the evenings, and not making self care a priority. This sacrifice of self for the benefit of others, our families, friends and work is a common story for most of us. I’ve spent many years with job and family and obligations and ambition in the priority position at considerable cost. It’s time to resurrect my old self, an energized, strong, enthusiastic, undaunted me.

How about you? What would you like to undertake for you?  How can we support each other?  Contact me at and we’ll compare notes on the journey.

Jocelyn Olivier, Director
Healus Neuro Rehab Center