The human body is an amazing organic machine with the capability to not only repair and recover but to adapt. The fields of film and robotics have tried for years to create similar synthetic ideas, but the human body remains unique in its ability to self-repair and change.

Similar to a machine, parts of the body may break down overtime. We do repair ourselves, but sometimes that rate of repair declines. That is called ageing.

No one is under the impression that these repairs are perfect or flawless. Most of us understand this concept from experience even if we do not understand the complexities of how it all works.

To repair itself, the body follows a series of chemical reactions (or cascade) which leads to certablueprintin changes. The final product will not be a replica of the original. There is no foreman running the show to make sure the end result is exactly what is on a blueprint. There isn’t even a blueprint. We literally have tiny mindless drones following a protocol for repair. With this method of repair, errors are made and a flawless repair that is exactly like the original is not likely to be the case.

On top of that, add within our bodies a tendency to avoid pain and limitations, as well as our ability to compensate.  It’s no surprise that we end up with scar tissue and, in some cases, continued pain.

So although we have a self-repairing machine, repairs take time and are not flawless.

Your body needs proper guidance and nudges to ensure appropriate healing.  That’s where physical therapy comes in.

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