My mate Geoff Brown has a great post on complexity in practice as he aimed to get well after an injury. This is a fantastic story.
After a couple of session of observations, conversations about pain sites, work habits and past physical/medical history, my Osteopath discovered a complex pattern of underlying, causal factors that contributed to my injury. Together, these factors like tight hamstrings and assymetrical posture interact with each other to create an emerging pattern of dysfunction. Translated to English = the many little problems with my body mechanics create weaknesses that make me more vulnerable to injury. So, like in all complex systems watch the Wolf in Yellowstone National Park video below the underlying cause of my sudden injury is not that clearcut. The remediation of these multiple factors is even more complex.
Hope you’re feeling better Geoff!