After all these years, I am still amazed by the power of the fascial web in space and time. From being told that the fascia played no functional role during anatomy dissection in 1969, I now see how the web can greatly affect everyone’s quality of life.
I am presenting a typical small child who frequently presents at my office. The major problem is usually neurological where the child has behavioral issues, focus and concentration conditions, or ADHD. The child will invariably have a zero-second brain cycle, where there is no brain expansion or contraction.
A second common area of fascial restriction is in the diaphragmatic area associated with a breathing or digestive issue. In the current medical system, this child may go to appropriate specialists for pharmaceutical management.
The Gillespie Approach looks at the space aspect where everything is connected in the fascial web. When I work the diaphragmatic area, the brain will often open out of its zero-second cycle.
No professional will connect the diaphragmatic trauma to the neurological issue, but in the fascial web, one part of the body pulls on another part. The diaphragm can strain the fascial dural meninges, and that tightness can restrict the brain motion. When the diaphragm releases, the brain can respond accordingly.
The time aspect of the Gillespie Approach is even more amazing. For most of these children, soft tissue birth trauma created the midsection strains causing the neurological issues. Everyone needs to understand what happens during those first 40 weeks can have a lasting lifetime effect.
In infancy, the tight diaphragm causing a breathing issue is missed. Instead of “growing out of” that condition, the child can “grow into” later neurological issues. Someday, I hope the world will realize the value of the work at birth.