I have a patient I’ve been seeing for a few years who had rods surgically implanted for severe scoliosis as a teenager as well. I treat her like any other patient and have had good results. She does have continuing issues with the digestive system and liver, as well as sympathetic dominance. She receives tremendous benefit from releasing the tension in the spine and ribs, however, because of the surgery, it isn’t as complete or long lasting as with most of my patients. We’ve been working on other techniques to help her regulate her sympathetic responses. Releasing the cranial base and pelvis were critical for her. The thoracics are still fighting the position that has been imposed upon them, but Matrix helps to relax them for weeks at a time. Let her know that Matrix feels much like a massage and won’t be threatening for her.
I’ve found NeuroEmotional Technique (NET) to be very helpful for quickly resolving emotional issues that are impacting the body. I’ve been using it along with Matrix for the areas that either don’t show up when I’m expecting they should (sites of injury), don’t resolve completely, or there is a symptom that doesn’t resolve through Matrix alone.